US Pat. No. 10,167,271

FLUOROQUINOLONE CARBOXYLIC ACID COMPOUNDS AND USE THEREOF FOR THE PREPARATION OF BESIFLOXACIN HYDROCHLORIDE

MANKIND PHARMA LTD, (IN)...

1. Fluoroquinolone carboxylic acid compounds of Formula-I, and salts thereof:
wherein, R is hydrogen or a halogen.

US Pat. No. 10,167,270

SUBSTITUTED QUINAZOLINE COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREOF FOR MODULATING GLUCOCEREBROSIDASE ACTIVITY

Northwestern University, ...

1. A compound or a salt or solvate thereof having a formula:
wherein:
R1 is hydrogen or C1-C10 alkyl;
n is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4;
R8 is hydrogen, C1-C8 alkyoxy, C1-C8 alkyl, halo, or R8 has a formula selected from
p is 1-10 and R9 is amino or R9 has a formula selected fromwherein R10 is H, C1-C6 straight chain or branched alkyl, or a succinimidyl group;R3 is pyridinyl, phenyl, thiophenyl, halo, furanyl, or pyrimidinyl, and R3 optionally is substituted at one or more positions with C1-C8 alkyl, halo, or amino, or R3 has a formula,
wherein R4 is amino, or R4 has a formulawherein R5 is CH2— or O—CH2—CH2—, and m is 0-4,R6 is H or R6 has a formula
wherein R7 is H, —OH, C1-C8 alkyl, or C1-C8 alkoxy.

US Pat. No. 10,167,269

COCKROACH ATTRACTION-AGGREGATION SUBSTANCE, COCKROACH AGGREGATION ATTRACTANT AND COCKROACH CONTROLLING AGENT

Kyoto University, Kyoto ...

1. A cockroach attraction-aggregation compound, the compound being represented by general formula:
wherein R1 to R4 are each independently selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom,
an optionally substituted (C1-C6)alkyl group,
an optionally substituted (C3-C6)cycloalkyl group,
an optionally substituted (C2-C6)alkenyl group, and
an optionally substituted (C2-C6)alkynyl group;
wherein R5 is an unsubstituted methyl group,
wherein two of R2, R3 and R4 are hydrogen atoms and the other is selected from the group consisting of an optionally substituted (C1-C6)alkyl group, an optionally substituted (C3-C6)cycloalkyl group, an optionally substituted (C2-C6)alkenyl group, and an optionally substituted (C2-C6)alkynyl group, and
provided that in the case where R1 is methyl, R2 is a hydrogen atom, and R3 and R4 are each independently a hydrogen atom or methyl is excluded, in the case where R1 is ethyl or 2-hydroxyl-1-propyl, R2, R3 and R4 are each a hydrogen atom is excluded, in the case where R1 is ethyl, R2 and R4 are each a hydrogen atom, and R3 is methyl is excluded, in the case where R1 is ethyl, R2 and R3 are each a hydrogen atom, and R4 is methyl is excluded, and in the case where R1 is hydrogen atom, and R2, R3 and R4 are each independently a methyl is excluded, or
a salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,167,267

CONVERSION AND PURIFICATION OF BIOMASS

AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHN...

1. A method for synthesizing an optionally substituted furoic acid, comprising:converting a biomass to an optionally substituted furan, wherein said furan is unsubstituted or substituted by at least one —C1-C10-alkyl-OH group, via a dehydration reaction in the presence of an organic solvent;
purifying the optionally substituted furan by first evaporating the organic solvent from the optionally substituted furan produced from said dehydration reaction to obtain a solid residue or an aqueous slurry, followed by adding water to the residue or aqueous slurry for extraction of the optionally substituted furan with water, collecting the supernatant separately from the residue; and
oxidizing the extracted optionally substituted furan to form the optionally substituted furoic acid.

US Pat. No. 10,167,264

SUBSTITUTED PYRIMIDINES USEFUL AS EGFR-T790M KINASE INHIBITORS

Jiangsu Medolution Ltd, ...

1. A compound according to Formula I:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, stereoisomer or tautomer thereof, wherein
R1 is hydrogen, C1-C6 alkoxy, F, Cl, or CF3;
R2 is C1-C6 alkyl or C(O)R3; and
R3 is C1-C6 alkyl;
with the proviso that when R1 is C1-C6 alkoxy, R2 is not C(O)R3.

US Pat. No. 10,167,263

TREATMENT OF AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, ...

1. A compound of the formula:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
R1 is H;
R2 is H and
R3 is —R10, —OR10, —SR10, —S(O)R10, —SO2R10, —OSO2R10, —C(O)R10, —C(O)OR10, —OC(O)R10, —OC(O)OR10, —C(O)N(R10)2, —OC(O)N(R10)2, a suitable amino protecting group, or an optionally substituted 3-8 membered saturated, partially unsaturated, or aryl monocyclic ring having 0-4 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur, or an optionally substituted 8-10 membered saturated, partially unsaturated, or aryl bicyclic ring having 0-4 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, or sulfur;
wherein R10 is hydrogen, halogen, optionally substituted C1-20 alkyl, optionally substituted phenyl, optionally substituted arylalkyl or monocyclic aryl ring having 1-3 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur, and wherein R10 optionally is substituted with substituents selected from halogen, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkyl, nitro, hydroxy, amino, C1-6 alkylamino, cyano, isocyano, isocyanato, and isothiocyanato substituents,
providing that R3 is not benzimidazolyl and
providing that R3 is not benzothiazolyl;
m is 0-5;
each R4 is independently —R11, —SR11, —CN, —S(O)R11, —SO2R11, —OSO2R11, —N(R11)2, —NR11C(O)R11, —NR11C(O)(CO)R11, —NR11C(O)N(R11)2, —NR11C(O)OR11, —N(R11)S(O)R11, —N(R11)SO2R11, —N(R11)SO2OR11, —C(O)R11, —C(O)OR11, —OC(O)R11, —OC(O)OR11, —C(O)N(R11)2, —OC(O)N(R11)2, or a 3-8 membered saturated, partially unsaturated, or aryl monocyclic ring optionally containing 0-4 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur,
wherein R11 is halogen, optionally substituted C1-20 alkyl, optionally substituted phenyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted arylalkyl or aryl ring having 1-3 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur, and wherein RH optionally is substituted with substituents selected from halogen, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkyl, nitro, hydroxy, amino, C1-6 alkylamino, cyano, isocyano, isocyanato, and isothiocyanato substituents; and,
providing where R3 is H and m=1 or 2, R4 is —R12, —OR12, —SR12, CN, —S(O)R12, —SO2R12, —OSO2R12, N(R12)2, —NR12C(O)R12, —NR12C(O)(CO)R12, —NR12C(O)N(R12)2, —NR12C(O)OR12, —N(R12)S(O)R12, —N(R12)SO2R12, —N(R12)SO2OR12, —C(O)R12, —C(O)OR12, —OC(O)R12, —OC(O)OR12, —C(O)N(R12)2, —OC(O)N(R12)2, or a 3-8 membered saturated, partially unsaturated, or aryl monocyclic ring optionally containing 0-4 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur;
wherein R12 is halogen, optionally substituted C5-20 alkyl, optionally substituted phenyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted arylalkyl or aryl ring having 1-3 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur, and wherein R12 optionally is substituted with substituents selected from halogen, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkyl, nitro, hydroxy, amino, C1-6 alkylamino, cyano, isocyano, isocyanato, and isothiocyanato substituents,
providing where R3 is H, m=2 and at least one R4 is halogen, the at least one R4 that is halogen is mew or ortho to the C—O bond; and
providing where R3 is H, m=1, and R4 is bromine, R4 is meta to the C—O bond.

US Pat. No. 10,167,261

2-OXO-3,4-DIHYDROQUINOLIN-6-YL SULPHONAMIDE CPDS AND THEIR USE AS PLANT GROWTH REGULATORS

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A compound of Formula (I):
wherein:
R1 is selected from hydrogen, alkyl, cyano-alkyl, haloalkyl, alkoxy-alkyl, haloalkoxy-alkyl, cycloalkyl-alkyl, alkenyl, haloalkenyl, alkynyl, haloalkynyl, and heterocycloalkyl; or
R1 is selected from alkyl-aryl, cycloalkyl, phenyl and heteroaryl, each optionally substituted with one to three Rx;
each Rx is independently selected from halogen, cyano, alkyl, haloalkyl, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, alkylsulfanyl, haloalkylsulfanyl, alkylsulfinyl, haloalkylsulfinyl, alkylsulfonyl, haloalkylsulfonyl and cycloalkyl;
R2a, R2b, R3a, R3b, R4, R5 and R6 are independently selected from hydrogen, halogen, cyano, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkoxy, haloalkyl, haloalkoxy and cycloalkyl;
R2a and R2b, or R2a and R3a, together with the atom to which they are attached, are optionally joined to form a cycloalkyl;
L is selected from alkyl, alkenyl, alkoxy and alkoxy-alkyl, each optionally substituted with one to three moieties independently selected from halogen, cyano, alkyl and alkoxy;
A is cycloalkyl optionally substituted with one to four Ry;
each Ry is independently selected from halogen, cyano, nitro, alkyl, haloalkyl, —OH, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, alkylsulfanyl, haloalkylsulfanyl, alkylsulfinyl, haloalkylsulfinyl, alkylsulfonyl, haloalkylsulfonyl, cycloalkyl, ?O, ?N—OH, —N?OMe, COOH, COOR9, CONHR9, CONR9aR9 and NHCOR9,
with the proviso that when one or more Ry is ?O, ?N—OH or —N?OMe, A is not C3 cycloalkyl;
R9 and R9a are independently alkyl;
each R8 is independently selected from hydrogen, halogen, cyano, alkyl, haloalkyl, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, alkylsulfanyl, haloalkylsulfanyl, alkylsulfinyl, haloalkylsulfinyl, alkylsulfonyl, haloalkylsulfonyl, alkenyl, haloalkenyl, alkynyl, haloalkynyl, cycloalkyl and alkoxy-alkyl;
n is selected from 1, 2, and 3;
or salts or N-oxides thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,167,260

2-AMINOPYRIDINE-BASED SELECTIVE NEURONAL NITRIC OXIDE SYNTHASE INHIBITORS

Northwestern University, ...

1. A compound selected from compounds of a formulawherein X is selected from N and CH; L is selected from (OCH2)n and CH2NH(CH2)n moieties, and n is an integer selected from 1-3; and R1 is selected from amino, pyridin-2-yl, pyridin-4-yl, piperidin-4-yl, phenyl, fluorophenyl and chlorophenyl moieties, and salts thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,167,259

ALLOSTERIC INHIBITORS OF PROTEASOME AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

The Board of Regents of t...

1. A compound of the formula:wherein:A1 is

wherein:
A2 is —O—;
A3 is alkanediyl(C?6), alkenediyl(C?6), or a substituted version of either of these groups;
R2 is

wherein:
Y1, Y5, Y6, Y7, Y8, and Y9 are each independently hydrogen, hydroxy, phosphate, halo, alkyl(C?12), alkoxy(C?12), acyloxy(C?12), heteroaryl(C?12), acyl(C?12), alkylamino(C?12), dialkylamino(C?12), or a substituted version of any of these groups, and Y2 and Y4 are alkoxy(C?12) or substituted alkoxy(C?12), and Y3 is alkoxy(C<12);
R3 is hydrogen, alkyl(C?8), or a substituted alkyl(C?8); and
R1 is

wherein:
X6 is hydrogen or hydroxy;
X7 is O, NH, or C(R5)2;
X8 is hydrogen, hydroxy, phosphate, halo, alkyl(C?6), alkoxy(C?6), acyloxy(C?6), heteroaryl(C?12), acyl(C?6), alkylamino(C?6), dialkylamino(C?6), or a substituted version of any of these groups;
X9, X10, X11, and R5 are each independently hydrogen, hydroxy, phosphate, halo, alkyl(C?12), alkoxy(C?12), acyloxy(C?12), heteroaryl(C?12), acyl(C?12), alkylamino(C?12), dialkylamino(C?12), or a substituted version of any of these groups.

US Pat. No. 10,167,258

INHIBITORS OF MITOCHONDRIAL PYRUVATE DEHYDROGENASE KINASE ISOFORMS 1-4 AND USES THEREOF

The Board of Regents of t...

1. A compound of the formula:
wherein:
X1 is hydrogen, halogen, hydroxy, amino, cyano, nitro, or oxo, or alkyl(C?12), alkenyl(C?12), alkynyl(C?12), aryl(C?18), aralkyl(C?18), heterocycloalkyl(C?12), heteroaryl(C?12), acyl(C?12), —C(O)-alkoxy(C?12), alkoxy(C?12), alkenyloxy(C?12), alkynyloxy(C?12), aryloxy(C?18), aralkyloxy(C?18), heterocycloalkyloxy(C?12), heteroaryloxy(C?12), acyloxy(C?12), alkylamino(C?12), dialkylamino(C?12), alkenylamino(C?12), alkynylamino(C?12), arylamino(C?18), aralkylamino(C?18), heterocycloalkylamino(C?12), heteroarylamino(C?12), amido(C?12), -arenediyl(C?6)-heteroaryl(C?12), or a substituted version of any of these groups, or is taken together with X6 as defined below;
X2 and X5 are each independently hydrogen, hydroxy, nitro, cyano, or amino, or
alkyl(C?12), alkenyl(C?12), alkynyl(C?12), aryl(C?18), aralkyl(C?18), heterocycloalkyl(C?12), heteroaryl(C?12), acyl(C?12), alkoxy(C?12), alkenyloxy(C?12), alkynyloxy(C?12), aryloxy(C?18), aralkyloxy(C?18), heterocycloalkyloxy(C?12), heteroaryloxy(C?12), acyloxy(C?12), alkylthio(C?12), alkenylthio(C?12), alkynylthio(C?12), arylthio(C?18), aralkylthio(C?18), heterocycloalkylthio(C?12), heteroarylthio(C?12), acylthio(C?12), alkylamino(C?12), dialkylamino(C?12), alkenylamino(C?12), alkynylamino(C?12), arylamino(C?18), aralkylamino(C?18), heterocycloalkylamino(C?12), heteroarylamino(C?12), amido(C?12), -alkanediyl(C?6)-heterocycloalkyl(C?12), or a substituted version of any of these groups; or

wherein:
R is hydrogen; or
alkyl(C?12), alkenyl(C?12), acyl(C?12), aryl(C?12), aralkyl(C?12), or a substituted version of any of these groups;
X3 and X4 are each independently hydrogen, hydroxy, or amino, or
alkoxy(C?12), alkenyloxy(C?12), alkynyloxy(C?12), aryloxy(C?18), aralkyloxy(C?18), heterocycloalkyloxy(C?12), heteroaryloxy(C?12), acyloxy(C?12), alkylamino(C?12), dialkylamino(C?12), alkenylamino(C?12), alkynylamino(C?12), arylamino(C?18), aralkylamino(C?18), heterocycloalkylamino(C?12), heteroarylamino(C?12), amido(C?12), -alkanediyl(C?6)-heterocycloalkyl(C?12), or a substituted version of any of these groups; or

wherein:
R is hydrogen; or
alkyl(C?12), alkenyl(C?12), acyl(C?12), aryl(C?12), aralkyl(C?12), or a substituted version of any of these groups;
X6 is hydrogen, halogen, hydroxy, amino, nitro, or cyano, or
alkyl(C?12), alkenyl(C?12), alkynyl(C?12), aryl(C?18), aralkyl(C?18), heterocycloalkyl(C?12), heteroaryl(C?12), acyl(C?12), alkoxy(C?12), alkenyloxy(C?12), alkynyloxy(C?12), aryloxy(C?18), aralkyloxy(C?18), heterocycloalkyloxy(C?12), heteroaryloxy(C?12), acyloxy(C?12), alkylamino(C?12), dialkylamino(C?12), alkenylamino(C?12), alkynylamino(C?12), arylamino(C?18), aralkylamino(C?18), heterocycloalkylamino(C?12), heteroarylamino(C?12), or amido(C?12), or a substituted version of any of these groups, or is taken together with X1 as defined below;
Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, and Y5 are each independently hydrogen, amino, cyano, halo, hydroxy, or nitro, or
alkyl(C?12), alkenyl(C?12), alkynyl(C?12), aryl(C?12), aralkyl(C?12), heteroaryl(C?12), heterocycloalkyl(C?12), acyl(C?12), or a substituted version of any of these groups;
X1 and X6 when taken together have the formula:

wherein:
X1? and X6? are each independently hydrogen, hydroxy, halo, or amino;
alkyl(C?12), alkenyl(C?12), alkynyl(C?12), aryl(C?12), aralkyl(C?12), heteroaryl(C?12), acyl(C?12), or a substituted version of any of these groups;
provided that at least one of Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, or Y5 are hydroxy or alkoxy(C?12) and that X2, X3, X4, and X5 are not all hydrogen, or that when X1 is oxo then X6 is not aryl(C?8);
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,167,256

PSYCHOTROPHIC AGENTS AND USES THEREOF

LB PHARMACEUTICALS INC., ...

1. A compound of Formula I:
including pharmaceutically acceptable salts and stereoisomers thereof, wherein:
R1 is

 and
X and Z are the same or different and independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, heterocyclyl, heterocyclylalkyl, aryl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, and heteroaryl, optionally the alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, heterocyclyl, heterocyclylalkyl, aryl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, and heteroaryl groups are further substituted with one or more substitution groups selected from the group consisting of halogens, chlorine, bromine, fluorine, amines, hydroxy groups, carboxylic acids, nitro groups, carbonyl and other alkyl and aryl groups as defined herein; with the proviso that at least one of X and Z is not hydrogen.

US Pat. No. 10,167,255

PROCESS FOR PREPARING AMINES

STUDIENGESELLSCHAFT KOHLE...

1. A process for preparing an amine of formula I comprising reductive amination of a carbonyl compound of the formula II with an amine compound of the formula III and carbon monoxide as reductant in the presence of a catalyst and without introducing hydrogen (H2) from an external hydrogen source to yield said amine of formula I:
wherein:
R1 and R2 are each independently hydrogen or a substituent selected from the group consisting of C1-C20 alkyl, C2-C20 alkenyl, C2-C20 alkynyl, aryl, C1-C20 carboxylate, C1-C20 alkoxy, C2-C20 alkenyloxy, C2-C20 alkynyloxy, aryloxy, C2-C20 alkoxycarbonyl, C1-C20 alkylthiol, arylthiol, C1-C20 alkylsulfonyl, and C1-C20 alkylsulfinyl, each of which is optionally substituted with one or more moieties selected from the group consisting of C1-C10 alkyl, C1-C10 alkoxy, aryl, and one or more functional groups selected from the group consisting of hydroxyl, thiol, thioether, ketone, aldehyde, ester, ether, amine, imine, amide, nitro, carboxylic acid, disulfide, carbonate, isocyanate, carbodiimide, carboalkoxy, carbamate, and halogen, wherein at least one of R1 and R2 is not hydrogen; and
R3 and R4 are each independently hydrogen or a substituent selected from the group consisting of C1-C20 alkyl, C2-C20 alkenyl, C2-C20 alkynyl, aryl, C1-C20 carboxylate, C1-C20 alkoxy, C2-C20 alkenyloxy, C2-C20 alkynyloxy, aryloxy, C2-C20 alkoxycarbonyl, C1-C20 alkylthiol, arylthiol, C1-C20 alkylsulfonyl, and C1-C20 alkylsulfinyl, each of which is optionally substituted with one or more moieties selected from the group consisting of C1-C10 alkyl, C1-C10 alkoxy, aryl, and one or more functional groups selected from the group consisting of hydroxyl, thiol, thioether, ketone, aldehyde, ester, ether, amine, imine, amide, nitro, carboxylic acid, disulfide, carbonate, isocyanate, carbodiimide, carboalkoxy, carbamate, and halogen, wherein at least one of R3 and R4 is not hydrogen.

US Pat. No. 10,167,254

IDO INHIBITORS

Bristol-Myers Squibb Comp...

1. A method for treating a cancer that is melanoma, lung cancer, head cancer, neck cancer, renal cell carcinoma, or bladder cancer in a human in need of such treatment comprising administering to said human a therapeutically effective amount of a compound according to formula (I)
wherein:
Y is N, CH or CF;
V is N, CH or CF;
R1 is —COOH, —COOC1-C6 alkyl, —CONH2, —CN, optionally substituted 5 or 6 membered heterocyclyl having 1-4 ring vertices independently selected from O, N, S, 5 or 6 membered optionally substituted heteroaryl having 1-4 ring vertices independently selected from O, N, S, —NHCONHR13, —CONHSO2R14, —CONHCOR13, —SO2NHCOR13, —CONR13, —CONHSO2NR13R14, —SO2NHR13, —NHCONHSO2R13, —CHCF3OH, —COCF3, —CR2R3OH, or —NHSO2R13;
R13 is H, optionally substituted C1-C10 alkyl, optionally substituted C3-C8 cycloalkyl, optionally substituted C2-C10 alkenyl, optionally substituted C2-C10 alkynyl, optionally substituted 5-6 membered heterocyclyl having 1-4 ring vertices independently selected from O, N, S, optionally substituted phenyl, or optionally substituted 5-6 membered heteroaryl having 1-4 ring vertices independently selected from O, N, S;
R14 is H, optionally substituted C1-C10 alkyl, phenyl, or C3-8 cycloalkyl;
R2 and R3 are independently -hydrogen, optionally substituted C1-C10 alkyl, optionally substituted C3-8 cycloalkyl, or optionally substituted phenyl; or
R2 and R3 are taken together with the carbon to which they are attached to form an optionally substituted 3- to 6-membered carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring;
R4 and R5 are independently H, optionally substituted C1-C10 alkyl, optionally substituted C1-C10-alkoxy-C1-C10-alkyl, optionally substituted C1-C10 alkoxy, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted aryl-C1-C10-alkyl, optionally substituted 5- to 8-membered heteroaryl containing 0-3 heteroatoms selected form N, S and O, optionally substituted C3-C8 cycloalkyl or optionally substituted heterocyclyl containing 0-3 heteroatoms selected form N, S and O; or
R4 and R5 are taken together with the nitrogen to which they are attached to form a 4- to 8-membered optionally substituted heterocyclic ring containing 0-3 additional heteroatoms selected from —N—, —S— and —O—; or
R4 and R5 are taken together with the nitrogen to which they are attached to form a 6- to 10-membered optionally substituted heterobicyclic ring containing 0-3 additional heteroatoms selected from —N—, —S—, and —O—;
R6 is optionally substituted 5 or 6 membered aryl, optionally substituted 5 or 6 membered heteroaryl having 1 to 4 ring vertices independently selected from O, N, S, optionally substituted C3-C8 cycloalkyl optionally substituted 9 to 10 membered fused bicyclic heterocyclyl having 1 to 4 ring vertices independently selected from O, N, S, 9 to 10 membered fused bicyclic heteroaryl having 1 to 4 ring vertices independently selected from O, N, S or —COR7;
R7 is optionally substituted —CR2R3-5 or 6 membered aryl, optionally substituted —CR2R3-5 or 6 membered heteroaryl, —CR2R3-3 to 6 membered heterocyclyl, optionally substituted 5 or 6 membered aryl, optionally substituted 5 or 6 membered heteroaryl, optionally substituted C3-C8 cycloalkyl, or optionally substituted 3 to 6 membered heterocyclyl; and
Rx and Ry are each independently H, optionally substituted C1-C10 alkyl, optionally substituted C1-C10 alkoxy, or optionally substituted C3-C8 cycloalkyl; or
Rx and Ry are taken together with the carbon to which they are attached to form a 3- to 7-membered heterocyclic ring containing 0-3 additional heteroatoms selected from —N—, —S— and —O—;
and/or a stereoisomer, a tautomer or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,167,253

IONIZABLE COMPOUNDS AND COMPOSITIONS AND USES THEREOF

Nitto Denko Corporation, ...

1. A compound comprising the structure shown in Formula I
wherein R1 and R2 are
R1=CH2(CH2)nOC(?O)R4
R2=CH2(CH2)mOC(?O)R5
wherein n and m are each independently from 1 to 2; and R4 and R5 are independently for each occurrence a C(12-20) alkyl group, or a C(12-20) alkenyl group;
wherein R3 is selected from

wherein
each R6 is independently selected from H, alkyl, hydroxyl, hydroxyalkyl, alkoxy, alkoxyalkoxy, and aminoalkyl;
each R7 is independently selected from H, alkyl, hydroxyalkyl, and aminoalkyl;
Q is O or NR7.

US Pat. No. 10,167,252

COMPOUNDS AND MIXTURES WITH ANTIDEGRADANT AND ANTIFATIGUE EFFICACY AND COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING SUCH COMPOUNDS

Eastman Chemical Company,...

1. An antidegradant compound represented by formula I:
wherein each X is independently selected from the group consisting of ethyl, methyl, or hydrogen.

US Pat. No. 10,167,246

PREPARATIVE METHOD FOR CARBOXYLIC ACIDS

ZHEJIANG ZHUJI UNITED CHE...

1. A preparative method for carboxylic acids, wherein compounds (II) are reacted in the presence of hydrogen peroxide and base to produce target products (I), the reaction scheme is shown as below:
wherein R1 is an aryl, a pyridyl, a pyrimidyl, a pyridazinyl, a pyrazinyl, a benzothienyl, a benzofuranyl, a quinolinyl, an isoquinolinyl, a thiadiazolyl, a C1-6 alkyl, a C3-6 cycloalkyl, a C2-6 alkenyl, or C2-6 alkynyl; R2 is an alkoxycarbonyl, an alkylaminocarbonyl, an aminocarbonyl, an alkylthiolcarbonyl, a cyano, a sulfonyl, a sulfinyl, an aldehyde, or a nitro, R3 is an alkoxycarbonyl, an alkyl amido carbonyl, an aminocarbonyl, a cyano, a sulfonyl, a sulfinyl, or a nitro.

US Pat. No. 10,167,245

METHOD FOR HYDROFORMYLATING CYCLOOCTADIENE USING 4-([1,1?:3?,1?-TERPHENYL]-2?-YLOXY)-S-DINAPHTHO[2,1-D:1?,2?-F][1,3,2]DIOXAPHOSPHEPINE

EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH, Ess...

1. A method for hydroformylating cyclooctadiene, comprising the method steps of:a) initially charging cyclooctadiene;
b) adding a complex comprising:
a metal atom selected from: Rh, Ru, Co, Ir, and
a ligand having the structure (1):

or
adding a precursor complex comprising a metal atom selected from: Rh, Ru, Co, lr, and a compound having the structure (1):

c) feeding in H2 and CO,
d) heating the reaction mixture, wherein the cyclooctadiene is converted to an aldehyde.

US Pat. No. 10,167,244

METHOD FOR HYDROFORMYLATING CYCLOOCTADIENE USING 2-(ANTHRACEN-9-YLOXY)-4,4,5,5-TETRAMETHYL-1,3,2-DIOXAPHOSPHOLANE

EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH, Ess...

1. A method for hydroformylating cyclooctadiene, comprising the method steps of:a) initially charging cyclooctadiene;
b) adding a complex comprising:
a metal atom selected from: Rh, Ru, Co, Ir, and
a ligand having the structure (1):

or
adding a precursor complex comprising a metal atom selected from: Rh, Ru, Co, Ir, and a compound having the structure (1):

c) feeding in H2 and CO,
d) heating the reaction mixture, wherein the cyclooctadiene is converted to an aldehyde.

US Pat. No. 10,167,243

BIOMASS CONVERSION PROCESS TO HYDROCARBONS

SHELL OIL COMPANY, Houst...

1. A process for the production of a higher hydrocarbon from solid biomass, said process comprising:a. providing a biomass solid containing cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin;
b. digesting and hydrodeoxygenating the biomass solid in a liquid digestive solvent in the presence of a hydrothermal hydrocatalytic catalyst and hydrogen at a temperature in a range of 110° C. to less than 300° C. and at a pressure in a range of from 20 bar to 200 bar, said liquid digestive solvent containing a solvent mixture having a boiling point of at least 40° C., to form a stable oxygenated hydrocarbon intermediate product having a viscosity of less than 100 centipoise (at 50° C.), a diol content of at least 2 wt. %, less than 2 wt. % of sugar, and less than 2 wt. % acid (based on acetic acid equivalent), based on the stable oxygenated hydrocarbon intermediate product, and at least 60% of carbon in the stable oxygenated hydrocarbon intermediate product exists in molecules having 9 carbon atoms or less;
c. separating the stable oxygenated hydrocarbon intermediate product to an organic rich phase and an aqueous rich phase;
d. reacting at least a portion of the aqueous rich phase with an acidic amorphous silica alumina catalyst at a temperature in a range from 300° C. to 400° C. to convert diol in the aqueous rich phase into monooxygenate compounds thereby producing monooxygenate-containing stream comprising water, organic monooxygenates, and unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbons;
e. contacting at least a portion of the monooxygenate-containing stream with a solid acid condensation catalyst at a temperature in a range from 275° C. to about 425° C. thereby producing a first higher hydrocarbons stream; and
f. contacting at least a portion of the organic rich phase with a solid acid condensation catalyst at a temperature in a range from 275° C. to about 425° C. thereby producing a second higher hydrocarbons stream.

US Pat. No. 10,167,241

TWO-BED PARAFFIN TO OLEFIN ENHANCEMENT PROCESS

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...

1. A process for the removal of heavy aromatics from an olefins stream comprising:passing an olefins feed stream to a first adsorbent unit in two unit adsorbent system to generate a first adsorbent effluent stream with reduced heavy aromatics content;
running the first adsorbent unit until breakthrough;
equalizing pressure in a second adsorbent unit to the pressure of the first adsorbent unit;
passing the olefins feed stream to the second adsorbent unit to generate a second adsorbent unit effluent stream with reduced heavy aromatics content;
passing the second adsorbent unit effluent stream to the first adsorbent unit, displacing the fluid in the first adsorbent unit;
discontinuing the first adsorbent unit displacement and moving the first adsorbent unit off-line and the second adsorbent unit on-line;
performing a trim displacement of the first adsorption unit following the first adsorption unit displacement;
passing regenerant to the first adsorbent unit to regenerate the first adsorbent unit, wherein the regenerant flows in a co-current direction relative to the olefin feed stream through the first adsorbent unit;
equalizing the in the first adsorbent unit to the pressure of the second adsorbent unit;
passing the olefins feed stream to the first adsorbent unit to generate the first adsorbent unit effluent stream;
passing the first adsorbent unit effluent stream to the second adsorbent unit, displacing the fluid in the second adsorbent unit;
discontinuing the second adsorbent unit displacement and moving the second adsorbent unit off-line and the first adsorbent unit on-line;
performing a trim displacement of the second adsorption unit following the second adsorption unit displacement; and
passing regenerant to the second adsorbent unit to regenerate the second adsorbent unit, wherein the regenerant flows in a co-current direction relative to the olefin feed stream through the first adsorbent unit.

US Pat. No. 10,167,240

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SOLUBILIZING HUMIC ACID GRANULES

Humic Growth Solutions, I...

1. A method of reconstituting humic acid in solid form as an aqueous solution, comprising the steps of:forming a mixture comprising water and naturally occurring, solid humic acid in a fixed-dimension tank having inlet structure and an outlet, a fixed volume of at least about 300 gallons, and a lower section with said outlet being adjacent the bottom of the lower section,
said mixture-forming step comprising the steps of introducing solid, naturally occurring humic acid in the form of granules and/or powders through said inlet structure and into the confines of said tank, and also introducing water through the inlet structure into the confines of said tank;
forming said aqueous solution by continuously recirculating said mixture from said outlet and to said inlet structure using a recirculation assembly, and agitating said mixture using a motor-driven mixing shaft extending into the confines of the tank, said recirculation assembly including a pump equipped with an impeller and capable of recirculating said mixture at a rate of at least about 125 gallons per minute from said outlet to said inlet structure, and
allowing said mixture to reside within said tank for a residence time of at least about 2 minutes during said recirculation step; and
recovering a solution of humic acid which resists undue sedimentation for at least about 3 days.

US Pat. No. 10,167,237

PROCESS AND A PLANT FOR OXIDATIVE BIOSTABILIZATION OF CITRUS PULP

12. A system for oxidative biostabilization of citrus pulp, said system comprising:a mixer having a configuration capable of mixing a mass of fresh pulp with a mass of active biostabilized pulp to obtain a reaction mixture;
a first open-chamber reactor having a configuration capable of oxidative biostabilization in air of the reaction mixture, said first reactor being provided with a first inlet end in communication with said mixer and a second end for outlet of active biostabilized pulp;
a mechanical blade turner associated within said reactor, said turner having a configuration capable of feeding the reaction mixture along said reactor between said first end and said second end;
a blower having a configuration capable of blowing air into said first reactor from beneath; and
a mechanical movement device having a configuration capable of transferring a partial mass of the active biostabilized pulp from an intermediate area of said first reactor or an area downstream of said second end, to an area upstream of said mixer.

US Pat. No. 10,167,235

JOINED BODY AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

NGK Insulators, Ltd., Na...

1. A joined body, comprising:a porous ceramic;
a metal member; and
a joint of an oxide ceramic that penetrates into pores of the porous ceramic and joins the porous ceramic to the metal member,
wherein a penetration depth of the oxide ceramic into the ores of the porous ceramic is 10 ?m or more.

US Pat. No. 10,167,234

METHOD OF MAKING AN ALUMINA-SILICATE OXYNITRIDE AND CUBIC BORON NITRIDE CERAMIC COMPOSITE

King Fahd University of P...

1. A method for producing a composite of cubic boron nitride (cBN) dispersed in a SiAlON ceramic, the method comprising:mixing
silicon nitride nanoparticles,
aluminum nitride nanoparticles,
silica nanoparticles,
calcium oxide nanoparticles, and
cubic boron nitride (cBN) microparticles to produce a mixture, and
sintering the mixture to produce the composite.

US Pat. No. 10,167,225

SUBSTRATE PROVIDED WITH A STACK HAVING THERMAL PROPERTIES AND A SUBSTOICHIOMETRIC INTERMEDIATE LAYER

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A substrate coated on one face with a thin-films stack having reflection properties in the infrared and/or in solar radiation comprising a single metallic functional layer and two antireflection coatings, said coatings each comprising at least one dielectric layer, said functional layer being positioned between the two antireflection coatings wherein at least one of said antireflection coatings comprises an intermediate layer, which is an absorbent layer comprising zinc tin oxide SnxZnyOz with a ratio of 0.1?x/y?2.4 with 0.75(2x+y)?z?0.95(2x+y), and having a physical thickness of between 2 nm and 25 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,167,221

PREFINING APPARATUS FOR CONDITIONING GLASSES

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A glass prefiner comprising:a molten glass holding chamber having a top portion, a bottom portion, and an enclosing sidewall;
a foam breaker having a head and a stein, the head configured to engage glass foam within the chamber; and
an exit conduit having a first opening, a second opening, and an intermediate passage, the first opening positioned in a lower section of the chamber to be immersed in molten glass below the glass foam and the second opening positioned in an upper section of the chamber to be above the glass foam, the exit conduit defining a space above the second opening between the exit conduit and the top portion of the chamber;
wherein the top portion of the chamber includes a third opening configured to accommodate the stem of the foam breaker, the stem of the foam breaker inserted in the third opening to provide foam-breaking movement to the head of the foam breaker within the chamber;
wherein the sidewall includes an inlet configured to receive molten glass from a molten glass source and an outlet configured to discharge prefined molten glass; and
wherein the exit conduit is in fluid communication with the outlet such that only prefined molten glass passing through the exit conduit at the first opening may be discharged through the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,167,220

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADDING THERMAL ENERGY TO A GLASS MELT

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method for fining molten glass comprising:introducing a gas into an apparatus for generating a thermal plasma by a radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic field, the apparatus comprising:
an electrode,
a grounded electrode,
a dielectric plasma confinement vessel extending between the electrode and the grounded electrode,
a magnetic field generator extending around the dielectric plasma confinement vessel,
an inlet for delivering a gas into the dielectric plasma confinement vessel,
an RF current source to create the RF electromagnetic field for converting the gas into a thermal plasma, and
an outlet for delivering the thermal plasma,
introducing molten glass into a fining vessel; and
contacting the molten glass with the thermal plasma.

US Pat. No. 10,167,219

ECOLOGICAL BIOWATER PURIFICATION SYSTEM

1. An ecological biowater purification system comprising at least one water purification tank that comprises:a water inlet that admits a water flow into each water purification tank of the at least one water purification tank;
a water outlet that discharges the water flow from each water purification tank of the at least one water purification tank;
a water purification device comprising a plurality of water purification pools that communicate with one another and that include:
a sedimentation pool that communicates with the water inlet;
an anaerobic pool that communicates with the sedimentation pool;
an anoxic pool that communicates with the anaerobic pool;
a level-1 biological filter pool that communicates with the anoxic pool; and
a level-2 biological filter pool that communicates with the level-1 biological filter and that communicates with the water outlet, each pair of adjacent water purification pools of the plurality of water purification pools having a baffle board and communication hole combination to facilitate communication with one another, each water purification pool of the water purification pools being provided with a carrier that contains a stuffing material for water purification and that is configured to be replaceable;
a suction device that comprises a plurality of suction nozzles, each suction nozzle of the plurality of suction nozzles being disposed on a respective bottom of each water purification pool; and a plurality of suction pipes, each suction pipe of the plurality of suction pipes being connected to one suction nozzle of the plurality of suction nozzles so as to discharge precipitates out of a respective water purification pool of the at least one water purification pools;
a first backflow device including a water pump connected between the level-2 biological filter pool and the sedimentation pool to cause a portion of water contained in the level-2 biological filter pool to flow back to the sedimentation pool; and
a second backflow device including a water pump connected between (1) the level-1 biological filter pool and the level-2 biological filter pool and (2) the anaerobic pool to cause a portion of water contained in the level-1 biological filter pool and in the level-2 biological filter pool to flow back to the anaerobic pool,
wherein, when the at least one water purification tank comprises more than one water purification tank, the outlet of one water purification tank is connected to the inlet of another water purification tank.

US Pat. No. 10,167,217

PROCESS FOR INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION OF SEA WATER BASICALLY SUITABLE FOR FOOD USE

STERALMAR SRL, Bisceglie...

1. A process for industrial production of sea water suitable for alimentary use, comprising the following steps:A) drawing sea water and decanting the sea water to obtain decanted sea water;
B) filtering the decanted sea water to obtain a filtered sea water;
C) sterilizing the filtered sea water to obtain a purified sea water;
D) abating boron content in the purified sea water to obtain a sea water with a boron content of less than one milligram per liter;
E) filtering the sea water with a boron content of less than one milligram per liter to obtain a filtered sea water with a boron content of less than one milligram per liter;
F) sterilizing the filtered sea water with a boron content of less than one milligram per liter to obtain a sea water suitable for alimentary use;
G) continuously analysing, examining, and checking of the purified sea water obtained in step C), the sea water with a boron content of less than one milligram per liter in step D), and the sea water suitable for alimentary use in step F), to guarantee that the obtained sea water suitable for alimentary use is purified, filtered, and, hence, free from any pathogenic agent; and
H) storing in tanks or bottling the sea water suitable for alimentary use.

US Pat. No. 10,167,216

HIGH EFFICIENCY WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM

Gregory D. Graves, Milan...

1. A wastewater treatment plant comprising:a wastewater treatment tank including a top wall, a bottom wall, a front wall, a back wall, a left side wall and a right side wall, the front wall, the back wall, the left side wall and the right side wall being connected together along respective sides and at respective top ends around a bottom side perimeter of the top wall and at respective bottom ends to a top side perimeter of the bottom wall, and having a plurality of interior walls extending between the top, bottom, left side and right side walls and defining a plurality of chambers within the wastewater treatment tank, the plurality of chambers including
a pretreatment chamber having an inlet formed in and extending through a front wall of the pretreatment chamber and the inlet being positioned adjacent to a first side wall and a top end of the front wall of the pretreatment chamber, a pretreatment chamber outlet formed in and extending through a back wall of the pretreatment chamber and adjacent to an opposite side wall and a top end of the back wall of the pretreatment chamber, and a pretreatment chamber access opening formed in and extending through a top wall of the pretreatment chamber;
an anoxic chamber including an anoxic chamber inlet sealingly coupled to and configured for fluid communication with the pretreatment chamber via the pretreatment chamber outlet, an anoxic chamber outlet formed in and extending through a back wall of the anoxic chamber, the back wall being opposite the back wall of the pretreatment chamber;
an aeration chamber including an aeration chamber inlet sealingly coupled to and configured for fluid communication with the anoxic chamber via the anoxic chamber outlet, an aeration chamber outlet opening formed in and near a bottom of a back wall of the aeration chamber opposite the aeration chamber inlet, an aeration chamber access opening formed in and extending through a top wall of the aeration chamber, an aeration chamber riser mounted on the top wall of the aeration chamber and surrounding and covering the aeration chamber access opening, an air pump positioned above the aeration chamber access opening, and a diffusion bar positioned near a bottom of the aeration chamber and attached to and configured for fluid communication with the air pump; and
a clarification chamber including a clarification chamber inlet sealingly coupled to and configured for fluid communication with the aeration chamber via the aeration chamber outlet opening, a clarification chamber outlet opening formed in a back wall of the clarification chamber, a clarification chamber access opening being formed in and extending through a top wall of the clarification chamber, a pump located near the aeration chamber outlet and sealingly coupled to and configured for fluid communication with the anoxic chamber via a piping component; and
a first piping section connected to the pump at a first end and extending upwardly and away from the pump and connecting at a second end to a check valve, which in turn connects to a first end of a second piping section that extends upwardly and through the clarification chamber access opening and is connected at a second end to a first end of a third piping section that extends laterally across the top wall of the clarification chamber and connects at a second end to a first end of a fourth piping section that extends toward the anoxic chamber and is connected at a second end to a first end of a fifth piping section that extends into and toward a bottom of the anoxic chamber and is connected at a second end to an outlet section located near the bottom of the anoxic chamber and that has a plurality of openings defined in the outlet section and that each is configured for fluid communication from an inside of the outlet section to the anoxic chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,167,214

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GAS-DISPERSION-RETURN-SLUDGE-BASED WASTEWATER TREATMENT

1. A system for gas-dispersion-return sludge-based wastewater treatment, comprising:a sedimentation vessel into which wastewater comprising inorganic solids and solid organic materials is pumped and in which at least some of the inorganic solids settle from the wastewater;
an adjustment vessel into which the wastewater from the sedimentation vessel is pumped and which comprises anaerobic organisms that solubilize at least some of the solid organic materials within the wastewater;
an aerobic reaction vessel into which the wastewater from the adjustment vessel is pumped and in which the wastewater pumped from the adjustment vessel mixes with a gas-dispersion return sludge to form a mixed liquor, the gas-dispersion return sludge comprising at least one reactive gas a portion of which is dissolved and a portion of which is in a state of ultra-fine bubbles, the gas-dispersion return sludge further comprising aerobic microorganisms that immobilize the solubilized organic materials within the mixed liquor as activated sludge using the at least one dissolved reactive gas, wherein at least some of the ultra-fine bubbles dissolve within the mixed liquor upon a consumption of the dissolved portion of the reactive gases by the aerobic microorganisms;
a sludge sedimentation vessel into which the mixed liquor is pumped from the aerobic reaction vessel and in which the mixed liquor is separated into a supernatant and the activated sludge;
a sludge storage vessel into which the activated sludge from the sludge sedimentation vessel is pumped, wherein at least some of the activated sludge from the sludge collection vessel is pumped to a line atomizer as a return sludge;
a gas generator configured to generate the at least one reactive gas;
the line atomizer configured to form the gas-dispersion return sludge by rendering at least a portion of the at least one reactive gas generated by the gas generator into the ultra-fine bubbles within the return sludge, wherein a portion of the ultra-fine bubbles dissolves within the return sludge, the line atomizer further configured to pump the gas-dispersion return sludge solely into the aerobic reaction vessel; and
a controller interfaced to the sludge storage vessel, the line atomizer, and the gas generator, the controller configured to receive data comprising at least one of a desired degree of purification of the wastewater, a desired speed of purification of the wastewater, and an amount of the wastewater to be purified, and to control the amount of the gas-dispersion return sludge pumped into the aerobic reaction vessel based on the received data.

US Pat. No. 10,167,213

AERATION CONTROL VALVE SYSTEM WITH BYPASS GAS RELEASE PASSAGE FOR WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR USING SAME

R.E. Proscott Co, Inc., ...

1. An aeration control valve system for use with a water treatment tank, the aeration control valve system comprising:a supply water inlet passage configured to receive water from a water supply;
a service water outlet passage configured to direct water to a service water system;
first and second tank passages configured to direct water in to or out of the water treatment tank;
a gas passage fluidly coupled to the first tank passage and configured to allow gas to pass to the water treatment tank;
a drain outlet passage configured to direct water from the water treatment tank to a drain;
a valve cycle actuator configured to provide fluid connections between the passages based on different positions of the valve cycle actuator during different operation cycles; and
a bypass gas release passage extending from a point beyond a flow region of water flowing from the supply water inlet passage and configured to allow gas to be released from the water treatment tank to the gas passage or to the drain outlet passage, during a gas release cycle, while bypassing the water flowing from the supply water inlet passage through the first tank passage.

US Pat. No. 10,167,212

CONTINUOUS FLOW DECONTAMINATION OF AN MTBE-CONTAMINATED AQUEOUS LIQUID

King Fahd University of P...

1. A continuous process for filtering and decontaminating a contaminated aqueous liquid comprising methyl-tert-butyl ether (MTBE), comprising:flowing the contaminated aqueous liquid through at least one selected from the group consisting of a submicron filter, a carbon filter, and an oil filter, to remove particulate matter and long-chain fatty organic molecules, then
flowing the filtered contaminated aqueous liquid while pretreating the contaminated aqueous liquid with chlorine and/or a hypochlorous acid salt to form a chlorinated aqueous liquid comprising 10-50 ppm of chlorine and/or the hypochlorous acid salt, relative to the total mass of the chlorinated aqueous liquid; and
irradiating the chlorinated aqueous liquid with light having a wavelength of about 254 nm from a monochromatic light source that generates a 254 nm wavelength of light or with a polychromatic light source having wavelengths between 200 nm and 370 nm to produce a radical molecular species that degrades the MTBE into at least one degradation byproduct selected from the group consisting of tert-butyl formate (TBF), tert-butyl alcohol (TBA), acetone, carbon dioxide and water and foil is a decontaminated aqueous liquid;
wherein a concentration of MTBE in the contaminated aqueous liquid is higher than a concentration of MTBE in the decontaminated aqueous liquid.

US Pat. No. 10,167,211

FLUID FILTRATION SYSTEM

Green Age Technologies LL...

1. A method of filtering a fluid, comprising:flowing a fluid into a filter assembly in an initial feed flow direction, the fluid containing suspended solids and dissolved impurities, wherein the filter assembly comprises:
a vessel defining a pressure chamber; and
a filter screen with apertures disposed within the vessel, the screen
dividing the pressure chamber into a first subchamber and a second subchamber,
a first pump configured to induce fluid flow from the first subchamber to the second subchamber;
flowing the fluid from the first subchamber to the second subchamber in the feed flow direction;
accumulating at least a portion of the suspended solids in the apertures on the filter screen thereby reducing the effective diameter of the apertures and causing a pressure differential across the filter screen and inducing fluid cavitation in the feed flow direction;
controlling a first pressure of the first subchamber relative to a second pressure of the second subchamber to maintain the fluid cavitation in the fluid flowing in the feed flow direction; and
precipitating out dissolved impurities within the fluid in said first subchamber during the controlled and maintained fluid cavitation.

US Pat. No. 10,167,200

SYNTHESIS OF MOLECULAR SIEVE SSZ-41

Chevron U.S.A. Inc., San...


US Pat. No. 10,167,195

CONTINUOUS BORON NITRIDE NANOTUBE FIBERS

BNNT, LLC, Newport News,...

1. A process for producing aligned boron nitride nanotube (BNNT) fibers, the process comprising:feeding nitrogen gas to a chamber at an elevated pressure and flowing the gas through the chamber in a first direction;
thermally exciting a boron feedstock in the chamber to form boron micro-droplets downstream of the boron feedstock in the first direction;
establishing a heat distribution profile to form a BNNT growth zone in the chamber downstream of the boron feedstock in the first direction, wherein BNNTs self-assemble from the boron micro-droplets and nitrogen gas in the growth zone and flow in the first direction; and
establishing a shear force profile in the chamber to align BNNT fibers flowing from the growth zone in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,167,191

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A MICRO ELECTRO-MECHANICAL SYSTEM

KIONIX, INC., Ithaca, NY...

1. A method of fabricating a semiconductor device, the method comprising:growing a first layer of oxide on a surface of a first semiconductor substrate;
forming a layer of insulating material on the oxide layer;
patterning and etching the insulating material and the first oxide layer to form a plurality of oxide-insulator structures, said etching exposing the surface of the semiconductor substrate;
growing a second layer of oxide in the exposed surface of the semiconductor substrate; and
removing the second layer of oxide thereby to form a cavity in which the semiconductor device is formed.

US Pat. No. 10,167,190

LOW COST WAFER LEVEL PROCESS FOR PACKAGING MEMS THREE DIMENSIONAL DEVICES

The Regents of the Univer...

14. A method for fabrication of lids for a chip-level hermetic packaging of MEMS device of varying shape and form factor, comprising:providing a handle wafer;
creating cavities into a handle wafer;
bonding a cap wafer onto the handle wafer to form a cap-handle wafer stack;
forming a metal hard mask on the handle wafer;
heating the cap-handle wafer stack in a furnace as to allow pressure buildup within the cavity causing plastic deformation of the cap wafer; and
removing portions of the handle wafer defined by the metal hard mask to open the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,167,189

STRESS ISOLATION PLATFORM FOR MEMS DEVICES

Analog Devices, Inc., No...

18. A MEMS device comprising:a substrate having a stress-relief gap therein defining a MEMS platform and a peripheral region;
a MEMS structure on the MEMS platform; and
at least one flexible electrical conductor electrically coupled to the MEMS structure on the MEMS platform, spanning the stress-relief gap, and physically contacting the peripheral region of the substrate and the MEMS platform, the at least one flexible electrical conductor configured to carry an electrical signal across the stress-relief gap.

US Pat. No. 10,167,188

INTEGRATED PARTICLE FILTER FOR MEMS DEVICE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) transducer comprising:an enclosure defining an interior space and having an acoustic port formed through one side of the enclosure;
a compliant member positioned within the interior space and acoustically coupled to the acoustic port, the compliant member being configured to vibrate in response to an acoustic input;
a back plate positioned within the interior space, the back plate being positioned along one side of the compliant member in a fixed position; and
a filter positioned between the compliant member and the acoustic port, wherein the filter comprises a plurality of material layers that define a plurality of axially oriented pathways and a plurality of laterally oriented pathways which are acoustically interconnected, the plurality of axially oriented pathways extending through the plurality of material layers and the plurality of laterally oriented pathways extending between the plurality of material layers, and a first axially oriented pathway of the plurality of axially oriented pathways is axially offset with respect to a second axially oriented pathway of the plurality of axially oriented pathways.

US Pat. No. 10,167,187

PHYSICAL QUANTITY SENSOR HAVING AN ELONGATED GROOVE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a substrate; and
a first functional element disposed on the substrate and having a sensor and an outer edge,
wherein the sensor includes all sensing portions, wiring, and electrodes for the first functional element, and the outer edge is defined by an imaginary line encircling the sensor having all sensing portions, wiring, and electrodes, the outer edge being the portion of the first functional element outside of the imaginary line in a plan view, and
wherein the outer edge includes at least two separate first grooves formed spaced apart in a top surface of the outer edge of the first functional element, each of the first grooves being elongated in a first direction in the plan view, and each of the first grooves being vacant.

US Pat. No. 10,167,186

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF A POCKETED SPRING UNIT

Harrison Spinks Component...

1. A method for the production of a pocketed spring, the method comprising the steps of, at each step-wise advancement feeding, in the direction of advancement, a row of pre-compressed springs into positions between upper and lower layers of fabric or other material using a spring inserter, step-wise advancing said material and said springs and then welding together said lengths of fabric or other material so as to encapsulate a row of springs in a plurality of discrete pockets each containing a spring at each step-wise advancement, each row being oriented substantially perpendicularly to the direction of advancement.

US Pat. No. 10,167,185

FILLING ADAPTER HAVING A COAXIAL VALVE

1. A filling adapter for the initial filling of vehicle containers with operating substances during vehicle manufacturing, wherein the filling adapter is equipped with a hose pack, wherein the filling adapter is equipped with a coaxial valve in the region of its adapter head, which coaxial valve, starting from the inlet cross section, is initially provided with a first flow contour extending parallel to a longitudinal axis of the valve, the adapter head having a body with a ninety degree bend such that the first flow contour transitions to a second flow contour that extends at a right angle to the longitudinal axis of the valve towards the outlet cross section, wherein a circular conical deflector plate is fixedly mounted to an inner wall of the adapter head at the transitional section from the first flow contour extending in parallel to the longitudinal axis of the valve to the second flow contour extending at a right angle to the longitudinal axis of the valve.

US Pat. No. 10,167,184

MULTIPLE BEVERAGE DISPENSING COOLER

1. A portable beverage dispenser, comprising:an insulated cooler body having a cooler body interior;
a lid removably secured over a cooler body open top;
a handle assembly affixed to a cooler body first sidewall;
an ice reservoir located within said cooler body interior, having an ice reservoir interior;
an ice dispenser in operable communication with said ice reservoir interior and in fluid communication with an ice dispenser opening disposed within a cooler body second sidewall;
at least one beverage dispensing assembly, each comprising:
a beverage reservoir located within said cooler body interior and outside said ice reservoir; and,
a dispensing device in operable communication with said beverage reservoir and in fluid communication with a beverage dispensing opening located on said cooler body second sidewall;
at least one drawer slidably engaging with said cooler body second sidewall;
a cup dispenser affixed to a cooler body third sidewall; and,
a drink stirrer affixed to said cooler body third sidewall adjacent said cup dispenser.

US Pat. No. 10,167,183

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BEVERAGE DISPENSING

SESTRA SYSTEMS, INC, Ste...

1. A method of controlling fluid flow through a reciprocating piston metering dispenser comprising:a. calibration of piston travel time for minimal system pressure and maximum system pressure;
b. calibration of piston delay time for minimal system pressure and maximum system pressure; and
c. controlling piston start and stop based upon calculation of piston termination location taking into account changes in pressure between reciprocation according to said calibrations;wherein successive discharges from said metering dispenser as urged by said piston provides for a fluid communication output with a continuous metered discharge.

US Pat. No. 10,167,181

HYDRAULIC STEERING SHEAR-FORK TYPE AERIAL WORK PLATFORM

CHEJIANG DINGLI MACHINERY...

1. A hydraulic steering shear-fork aerial work platform comprising a running chassis and a lifting device, wherein:the running chassis comprises:
a chassis body; and
a running device comprising a left steering wheel, a right steering wheel, a left wheel carrier, a right wheel carrier, a linkage frame, and a steering oil cylinder, wherein the left steering wheel and the right steering wheel are respectively installed on the left wheel carrier and the right wheel carrier, and wherein the left wheel carrier and the right wheel carrier are rotatably installed on the chassis body through wheel carrier shafts;
wherein the running chassis is characterized in that two ends of the linkage frame are respectively hinged to the left wheel carrier and the right wheel carrier;
wherein the linkage frame further comprises a steering oil cylinder installing portion for a first end of the steering oil cylinder to be installed; and wherein a second end of the steering oil cylinder is connected with at least one of the wheel carrier shafts through an installing plate, so that the left steering wheel and the right steering wheel turn towards a first side when the steering oil cylinder is controlled to extend, and the left steering wheel and the right steering wheel turn towards a second side when the steering oil cylinder is controlled to withdraw;
wherein the lifting device comprises a shear fork lifting structure and a lifting platform, wherein the shear-fork lifting structure is formed by connecting a plurality of shear-fork units, and wherein a first bottom end of each shear-fork unit is hinged to the running chassis, and a second end of each shear-fork unit is hinged to a sliding block that is in sliding fit with the running chassis;
wherein the lifting device further comprises a lifting detection and control system comprising a potentiometer installed on a rotation shaft of the shear-fork lifting structure and a controller, wherein any lifting height corresponds to a unique rotating angle of the rotation shaft, wherein the potentiometer is configured to correspond to a unique resistance value corresponding to all heights recorded in the controller, and wherein a limit on a lifting height of the lifting device is configured to be achieved by setting a resistance value correlated with the limit on the lifting height of the lifting device.

US Pat. No. 10,167,180

ADJUSTABLE PALLET FORKS

1. A pallet loading attachment for a vehicle, the pallet loading attachment removably coupled to the vehicle, the attachment comprising:a frame, the frame having a first end, the first end aligned proximal to the vehicle for attachment, the first end having a universal quick attach, and a second end opposite the first end and distal to the vehicle;
a pair of pallet forks, the pallet forks movably received within the frame and extending outward opposite the first end, the pallet forks sized for receipt within a pallet, the pallet forks each spaced a width, wherein the width defines a distance between each pallet fork;
a wheel, the wheel centrally positioned on a lower side of the frame, the wheel positioned a height above a bottom of the pallet forks, and the wheel positioned in selective communication with a ground surface, wherein the wheel height is above a ground surface when the pallet forks are leveled upon the ground surface and wherein the wheel is contacted with the ground surface when the pallet forks are tilted in an upwards direction opposite the ground surface; and
a threaded rod, the threaded rod forming an axle of the wheel and having opposed threads aligned on opposed sides of the wheel, the threaded rod having opposed ends, the opposed ends in communication with each pallet fork, wherein movement of the wheel adjusts the width between each pallet fork.

US Pat. No. 10,167,179

JACK SYSTEM

KURTJAN JACKS (PTY) LTD.,...

1. A jack system for selectively raising or lowering one or more structures from a first position to a second position and back from said second position to said first position, comprising:a fixed support structure;
at least two opposing and spaced apart jacks, each jack comprising a pair of arms longitudinally spaced apart from each other wherein each pair of arms has lower end portions and upper end portions, wherein said lower end portions are movably connected to said fixed support structure, and wherein said arms extend upwardly at predetermined angles with respect to said fixed support structure;
a pair of longitudinally extending support members fixedly mounted upon central portions of said pair of arms so as to support one or more structures disposed transversely with respect to said pair of longitudinally extending support members; and
retractable and extensible mechanisms operatively connected to said upper end portions of each one of said pair of arms such that as said retractable and extensible mechanisms are retracted, said upper end portions of each one of said pair of arms are drawn together so as to cause each one of said pair of arms to pivotally move said lower end portions of said pair of arms relative to said fixed support structure and thereby elevate said pair of longitudinally extending support members so as to, in turn, elevate the one or more structures supported upon said pair of longitudinally extending support members, whereas when said retractable and extensible mechanisms are extended, said upper end portions of each one of said pair of arms are moved apart from each other so as to thereby cause each one of said pair of arms to pivotally move said lower end portions of said pair of arms relative to said fixed support structure and thereby lower said pair of longitudinally extending support members so as to, in turn, lower the one or more structures supported upon said longitudinally extending support members.

US Pat. No. 10,167,176

AUTOMATIC ERECTING OF A CRANE

1. A method for automatic telescoping of a boom system of a crane having at least one telescopic boom, and having a rope and a winch for pivoting the boom, the method comprising:measuring with a first sensor an actual value of a boom angle of the boom forming an acute angle relative to a horizontal plane;
actuating, automatically, the winch based on the measured boom angle;
measuring with a second sensor an actual value of a guying frame angle of a guying frame forming an acute angle relative to the horizontal plane;
determining, based on the measurements of the boom angle and the guying frame angle, an intermediate angle between the guying frame and the boom; and
actuating, automatically, the winch based on the intermediate angle between the guying frame and the boom, and wherein the crane is a mobile crane.

US Pat. No. 10,167,175

CLAMPING APPARATUS

1. A beam clamping and supporting apparatus, comprising:a first yoke defining a first wedge slot transversely extending across an upper portion of the first yoke, the first yoke comprising a first inwardly extending support arm defining a first beam support surface;
a second yoke defining a second wedge slot transversely extending across an upper portion of the second yoke, the second yoke pivotally coupled to the first yoke with a pivot member extending through the first and second yokes above the first and second wedge slots and having a second support arm inwardly extending toward and laterally spaced from the first support arm, the first and second support arms defining a space for receiving a portion of an elongate beam therein between with the second support arm defining a second support surface, the first and second support surfaces extending under and supporting the portion of the elongate beam when coupled thereto when the first and second wedge slots are substantially aligned; and
a wedge extending through the first and second wedge slots when the first and second wedge slots are substantially aligned, the wedge transversely extending relative to the first and second yokes and substantially parallel to the pivot member so as to be in alignment with a long axis of the beam thereby holding the beam between a bottom surface of the wedge and the first and second support surfaces of the first and second support arms, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,167,173

PRIORITIZING THE DIRECTION OF A DIRECTIONAL PEDESTRIAN MOVER (DPM) IN REAL TIME, BASED ON PREDICTED PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC FLOW

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method to prioritize a direction of movement of a directional pedestrian mover (DPM) based on predicted pedestrian traffic flow, the method comprising:obtaining, by a pedestrian flow detector, a first predicted pedestrian traffic flow relative to the direction of movement of the DPM, and a second predicted pedestrian traffic flow in a different direction relative to the first predicted pedestrian traffic flow, the pedestrian flow detector receiving information from a plurality of sensors,
wherein a majority of the first, or second, predicted pedestrian traffic flow may include a threshold value of a group of detected pedestrians;
calculating, by a pedestrian arrival time calculator, a time for a majority of the first predicted pedestrian traffic flow, and a majority of the second predicted pedestrian traffic flow, to reach at least one access point of the DPM, the pedestrian arrival time calculator receiving information from the plurality of sensors,
wherein changing the direction of movement of the DPM is based on determining that the time for the majority of the second predicted pedestrian traffic flow to reach the at least one access point of the DPM is less than the time for the majority of the first pedestrian traffic flow to reach the at least one access point of the DPM;
obtaining, by the plurality of sensors, an average pedestrian density information, for the majority of the first predicted pedestrian traffic flow, and the majority of the second predicted pedestrian traffic flow, from respective locations and to at least one access point of the DPM;
obtaining, by the plurality of sensors, an average pedestrian travel speed, for the majority of the first predicted pedestrian traffic flow, and the majority of the second predicted pedestrian traffic flow, from the respective locations and to the at least one access point of the DPM;
obtaining, by the plurality of sensors, estimated distance information, for the majority of the first predicted pedestrian traffic flow, and the majority of the second predicted pedestrian traffic flow, from the respective locations and to the at least one access point of the DPM;
obtaining, by the pedestrian arrival time calculator, one or more schedule of events, at a given venue, that may affect the majority of the first predicted pedestrian traffic flow, and the majority of the second predicted pedestrian traffic flow, from the respective locations and to the at least one access point of the DPM; and
obtaining, by the pedestrian arrival time calculator, an estimated direction of the majority of the first predicted pedestrian traffic flow, and an estimated direction of the majority of the second predicted pedestrian traffic flow, from the respective locations and to the at least one access point of the DPM;
determining, by the pedestrian arrival time calculator, a first time factor by dividing estimated distance information, for the majority of the first predicted pedestrian traffic flow, by an average pedestrian travel speed, for the majority of the first predicted traffic flow;
determining, by the pedestrian arrival time calculator, a second time factor by dividing estimated distance information, for the majority of the second predicted pedestrian traffic flow, by an average pedestrian travel speed, for the majority of the second predicted traffic flow;
adding, by the pedestrian arrival time calculator, an additional time factor to the second time factor to accommodate the time it takes to change the direction of movement of the DPM;
adding, by the pedestrian arrival time calculator, an additional time factor to the second time factor to accommodate the time it takes for all pedestrians on the DPM to exit the DPM before changing the direction of movement of the DPM;
determining, by a processor, that the second predicted pedestrian traffic flow exceeds the first predicted pedestrian traffic flow;
determining, by the processor, that the time for the majority of the second predicted pedestrian traffic flow to reach the at least one access point of the DPM is less than the time for the majority of the first pedestrian traffic flow to reach the at least one access point of the DPM, the processor comprising executable instructions for:
providing a warning, using visual, audio, or other indicators, that the direction of movement of the DPM is about to change;
closing at least one access point to the DPM; and
changing the direction of movement of the DPM to accommodate the second predicted pedestrian traffic flow, based on the determining that the time for the majority of the second predicted pedestrian traffic flow to reach the at least one access point of the DPM is less than the time for the majority of the first pedestrian traffic flow to reach the at least one access point of the DPM.

US Pat. No. 10,167,172

PASSENGER CONVEYOR WITH DEEP SLEEP MODE

Kone Corporation, Helsin...

1. A passenger conveyor comprising:a conveyor motor;
a motor drive configured to drive the conveying motor, the motor drive including,
a frequency converter with a rectifier bridge, the rectifier bridge connected to mains via at least one relay,
an intermediate DC circuit, and
a converter bridge connected with the conveyor motor;
a conveying controller configured to control the passenger conveyor by setting the passenger conveyor to a deep sleep mode by opening a main relay and a charging relay of the at least one relay to switch off the frequency converter and at least a portion of the conveying controller;
a signaling circuit configured to remain powered during the deep sleep mode; and
a wake-up circuit connected to the signaling circuit, the wake-up circuit configured to remain powered at least during the deep sleep mode, the wake-up circuit configured to close the charging relay in response to a signal from the signaling circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,167,171

ELEVATOR WITH BRAKE DEVICE IN THE MANNER OF A CLAMP BRAKE

Wittur Holding GmbH, Wie...

1. An elevator with a brake device for braking a car, or for keeping the car stationary on at least one braking rail, or for both braking the car and keeping the car stationary on at least one braking rail, the brake device comprising:at least two brake shoes situated opposite from each other; and
at least one brake clamp with two clamp arms for opening and closing clamp jaws acting on the brake shoes, wherein only a first clamp arm of the at least one brake clamp is connected to the car in pivoting fashion via a bearing with a pivot axle that is affixed to the car, oriented parallel to a direction of travel, and a second clamp arm of the brake clamp is not affixed at any point relative to the car so that the second clamp arm is able to execute a movement relative to the car, even a movement with a translatory component.

US Pat. No. 10,167,170

SMART ELEVATOR SYSTEM

MFS CORPORATION, Guro-gu...

1. A smart elevator system comprising:an elevator provided in a building having multiple floors;
a controller configured to control the elevator;
a portable terminal used by a person to make a reservation for using the elevator and comprising a communicator for long-range communication and short-range communication;
a server system configured to receive the reservation for using the elevator from the portable terminal by communicating with the portable terminal and control an operation of the elevator through the controller according to the reservation; and
a portable terminal detector provided near a door of the elevator and configured to obtain a unique key of the portable terminal through the communicator, when the portable terminal used to make the reservation approaches it,
wherein a security control box is embedded in the elevator and is configured to determine whether a person getting into the elevator is the person who made the reservation and move the elevator when it is determined that the person getting into the elevator is the person who made the reservation.

US Pat. No. 10,167,169

REEL, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING REEL COMPONENT MEMBER

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. A reel comprising:a bottomed circular tube shaped hub that has an outer peripheral face for winding a recording tape around;
a first flange that is integrally molded to one end portion of the hub;
a second flange that is joined to another end portion of the hub;
a plurality of hole portions that are provided at equal intervals on a ring shaped reel gear formed at a lower face of a bottom plate of the hub; and
a gate mark that is formed at the bottom plate of the hub, further to a radial direction inside than an inner peripheral face of the hub,
wherein a difference in surface roughness between a weld portion and a non-weld portion on the outer peripheral face of the hub is 0.25 ?m or less,
wherein the hub is formed by a resin material, the weld portion, that is a portion where a melted resin material converged when the hub was molded, is formed on the outer peripheral face of the hub, and another portion excluding the weld portion on the outer peripheral face of the hub is the non-weld portion.

US Pat. No. 10,167,168

CASTING REEL SUPPORTING DEVICE

1. A casting reel spooling device, comprising:a base;
a vertical support arm affixed to and extending away from an upper side of said base;
a first horizontal support arm, having a first end removably secured to said vertical support arm;
a second horizontal support arm, having a first end removably secured to said vertical support arm;
a first plurality of spool sleeves, each disposed on and capable of traversing along said first horizontal support arm;
a plurality of first pairs of flanged friction fittings bracketing an individual one of said first plurality of spool sleeves, each first pair of flanged friction fittings capable of traversing along said first horizontal support arm;
a first compression spring disposed on said first horizontal support arm between said vertical support arm and a flanged friction fitting from said first pair of flanged friction fittings most adjacent to said vertical support arm;
a first locking collar removably secured to said first horizontal support arm;
a second plurality of spool sleeves, each disposed on and capable of traversing along said second horizontal support arm;
a plurality of second pairs of flanged friction fittings bracketing an individual one of said second plurality of spool sleeves, each second pair of flanged friction fittings capable of traversing along said second horizontal support arm;
a second compression spring disposed on said second horizontal support arm between said vertical support arm and a flanged friction fitting from said second pair of flanged friction fittings most adjacent to said vertical support arm; and,
a second locking collar removably secured to said secured horizontal support arm;
wherein said first and second horizontal support arms are disposed parallel to each other;
wherein each of said first plurality of spool sleeves and each of said plurality of second support sleeves is capable of supporting a fishing line spool reel thereupon;
wherein each of said first plurality of spool sleeves and each of said plurality of first pairs of flanged friction fittings are capable of free rotation about said first horizontal support arm;
wherein said first locking collar provides a restrictive force against rotation of and said first compression spring provides continuous tension to each fishing line spool reel when installed on said first horizontal support arm;
wherein each of said second plurality of spool sleeves and each of said plurality of second pairs of flanged friction fittings are capable of free rotation about said second horizontal support arm; and,
wherein said second locking collar provides a restrictive force against rotation of and said second compression spring provides continuous tension to each fishing line spool reel when installed on said second horizontal support arm.

US Pat. No. 10,167,166

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image forming apparatus forming an image on a sheet, the apparatus comprising:an exterior member configured to open and close with respect to an apparatus main body;
a locking portion configured to lock the exterior member to the apparatus main body such that the exterior member is not moved with respect to the apparatus main body; and
a light source configured to emit light;
wherein the exterior member includes a thin portion which is made of the same material as other portions of the exterior member and is thinner than thicknesses of the other portions of the exterior member, and which allows penetration of the light from the light source so that the exterior member displays a status of the locking portion by the light penetrating at the thin portion.

US Pat. No. 10,167,164

HANDHELD TAPE DISPENSER

Huah Jinn Tape Searching ...

1. A handheld tape dispenser comprising:a first shell including a front opening, a tongue member, a top opening, a first hollow cylindrical member, a second hollow cylindrical member, a first rib, two second ribs with the first rib disposed therebetween, a receptacle, and a groove;
a second shell releasably secured to the first shell and including a front opening, a tongue member, a top opening, a receptacle, a first hollow cylindrical member joined the first hollow cylindrical member of the first shell, a longitudinal ridge, and a groove;
a spring-actuated tape applying mechanism including a frame, an oval opening with the second hollow cylindrical member projecting through, a cavity adjacent to the oval opening, and a pin; a button disposed on both the top opening of the first shell and the top opening of the second shell; a pressing member under the button; a projection under the pressing member; a front platform on both the receptacle of the first shell and the receptacle of the second shell, the front platform having a plurality of ridges on a top surface; a tape core supported by the second ribs and having two aligned groove members on a bottom, the groove member being slidably placed on the first rib; and two wings on two sides of the button respectively, the wings slidably disposed in the groove of the first shell and the groove of the second shell respectively;
a knife supported by the projection and including two front blades, a rear hollow cylinder pivotably put on the second hollow cylindrical member, a peg projecting downward from a bottom of the rear hollow cylinder into the cavity, a protuberance under the button, a first protrusion on an underside of the knife, and a second protrusion on the underside of the knife and being forward of the first protrusion;
a roll of tape wound convolutedly on the tape core and including an adhesive tape extending therefrom;
a roller member put on the pin; and
a tape press roller put on both the first hollow cylindrical member of the second shell and the first hollow cylindrical member of the first shell;
wherein the adhesive tape frictionally passes an outer surface of the roller member and a gap between the front platform and the tape press roller to extend out of both the front opening of the first shell and the front opening of the second shell;
wherein the longitudinal ridge presses the roll of tape;
wherein the peg is slidably disposed in the cavity;
wherein a rearward movement of the button moves both the front platform and the pressing member rearward to uncover both the receptacle of the first shell and the receptacle of the second shell, urge the pressing member against the protuberance, pivot the knife relative to the rear hollow cylinder, cause the first protrusion to press the adhesive tape against the ridges of the front platform, engage the second protrusion with the adhesive tape, move the blades downward into the receptacles to sever the adhesive tape, and adhesively secure a front end of the adhesive tape within both the first and second shells to the ridges of the front platform.

US Pat. No. 10,167,163

HANDOFF MECHANISM FOR A MEDIA PRODUCTION APPARATUS

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A handoff mechanism for use with a media stacker of a media production apparatus, the handoff mechanism comprising:a plurality of kicker units arranged across a width of the handoff mechanism;
a common drive mechanism to move the plurality of kicker units between a closed position and an open position;
whereby each kicker unit, when in the closed position during use, applies a pressure to any media sheets that are already stacked in a stacker tray while a new media sheet is being fed to the stacker tray, and wherein the pressure provided by each kicker unit is independent of the pressure provided by the other kicker units.

US Pat. No. 10,167,161

CONVEYANCE PATH SWITCHING MODULE AND PAPER SHEET HANDLING APPARATUS EQUIPPED THEREWITH

Masterwork Automodules Te...

1. A conveyance path switching module, comprising:a main body, having a first conveyance path, a second conveyance path and a third conveyance path adapted to convey an object; and
a switching mechanism, comprising:
a first switching assembly, pivoted to the main body; and
a second switching assembly, pivoted to the main body,
wherein by pivotally turning of the first switching assembly and pivotally turning of the second switching assembly, the switching mechanism is adapted to be switched to a first state to open the first conveyance path and close the second conveyance path and the third conveyance path, adapted to be switched to a second state to open the second conveyance path and close the first conveyance path and the third conveyance path, and adapted to be switched to a third state to open the third conveyance path and close the first conveyance path and the second conveyance path,
wherein the first switching assembly comprises a first switching guide and a first shaft, the first switching guide is pivoted to the main body with the first shaft, the second switching assembly comprises a second switching guide, a third switching guide and two second shafts, the second switching guide and the third switching guide are pivoted to the main body respectively with the two second shafts,
wherein the second switching assembly further comprises a third shaft and two linking rods, the second switching guide and the third switching guide are pivoted to each other with the third shaft, and the two second shafts are connected to the third shaft respectively with the two linking rods.

US Pat. No. 10,167,158

SLITTER DEVICE

TSUDAKOMA KOGYO KABUSHIKI...

1. A slitter device comprising:a let-off mechanism having a let-off driving unit on which a raw-cloth roller formed by winding up an elongated sheet material in a roll shape is mounted, and which has a let-off driving motor as a driving source for rotationally driving the raw-cloth roller;
a cutter device for dividing the sheet material fed out from the let-off mechanism in a width direction of the sheet material to form a plurality of divided sheet materials, having a plurality of disk-shaped rotary blades provided according to the number of divisions of the sheet material, and having a support roll to which the rotary blade is pressed and around which the sheet material is wound;
a take-up mechanism having a winding shaft on which a plurality of take-up reels for winding up each of the divided sheet materials are supported, and having a take-up driving unit which has a take-up driving motor as a driving source for rotationally driving the winding shaft;
a drive control device or control device for controlling the driving of the let-off driving unit and the take-up driving unit, which performs the drive control of one of the let-off driving unit and the take-up driving unit as a tension control and performs the drive control of the other as a speed control;
a roll driving motor that is connected to the support roll to rotationally drive the support roll;
a first tension detecting unit for obtaining a raw-cloth tension value which is a tension value of the sheet material fed out from the let-off mechanism; and
a second tension detecting unit for obtaining the divided material tension value which is the sum of the tension values of each of the divided sheet materials,
wherein the drive control device includes a comparator to which the first tension detecting unit and the second tension detecting unit are connected, and which compares the raw-cloth tension value and the divided material tension value with each other, and a drive controller which controls an operating state of the roll driving motor such that the raw-cloth tension value and the divided material tension value coincide or substantially coincide with each other based on the comparison result of the comparator.

US Pat. No. 10,167,157

STATION FOR INSPECTING ROLLED STRIPS IN COILS

1. A station for inspecting rolled strips wound in coils, comprising:a first pair of mutually opposed pinch rolls, adapted to receive a rolled strip from a coil;
a carriage sliding between a first start position, near said first pair of pinch rolls, and a second end position, said sliding carriage comprising a gripping member to grasp said rolled strip coming from said first pair of pinch rolls;wherein at least one of the rolls of said first pair of pinch rolls is mounted on a swinging arm movable between:a first raised position near said coil wherein said at least one roll of said first pair of pinch rolls is adapted to intercept a free end of said strip, and
a second lowered position near the other roll of said first pair of pinch rolls wherein said free end is gripped between said first pair of pinch rolls.

US Pat. No. 10,167,155

FIXTURE TO SUPPORT REEL-TO-REEL INSPECTION OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES OR OTHER COMPONENTS

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. An apparatus comprising:a fixture configured to receive multiple reels that are each configured to receive a tape in or on which components to be inspected are located;
wherein the fixture comprises:
a base configured to be secured to a support;
a shaft;
one or more motors mounted to the shaft and configured to rotate the reels; and
one or more joints coupling the shaft and the base, wherein the one or more joints are configured to allow (i) rotation of the shaft about a longitudinal axis of the shaft to change an orientation of the shaft with respect to the base and (ii) rotation of the shaft to change a direction at which the shaft extends away from the base such that the tape is movable into and out of a path of radiation that is generated by a radiation source.

US Pat. No. 10,167,154

VACUUM SYSTEM FOR SECURING ITEMS IN PRINTING MACHINES

1. A vacuum system for securing items in printing machines, comprising a printing table having a perforated surface, in relation to which there is arranged a vacuum system for securing on said printing table the items to be printed, wherein the vacuum system comprises a box structure connected through nozzles with a suction system from the intermediate area of its transversal width, said box structure having an upper perforated wall opposite the perforated surface of the printing table, whereas in the interior thereof there are arranged lateral panels that vertically close in a sealed manner said interior of the box structure, which lateral panels can be moved transversally to move them closer to and farther away from one another inside the box structure, an actuation system being linked to said panels in order to move them,wherein a longitudinal extension of the box structure is divided into a plurality of independent successive chambers in which different vacuum pressures are applied for securing items to be printed, a first force being applied in an inlet area where the items are positioned on the printing table, a second force weaker than the first force being applied in a printing area where the items are printed, and a third force weaker than the second force being applied in a removal area where the items that are removed after having been printed.

US Pat. No. 10,167,153

MEDIA INFEED METAL DETECTION

NCR Corporation, Atlanta...

1. A media infeed module, comprising:an infeed mouth;
a media track adjacent the infeed mouth defining a pathway of a media item;
a media transport for transporting the media item along the media track;
a pinch mechanism adjacent the infeed mouth for pinching the media item against the track when the media item is at the infeed mouth;
a metal detection sensor adjacent the infeed mouth;
a processor; and
an infeed controller;
wherein the infeed controller is configured to: i) execute on the processor, ii) receive metal detection readings from the metal detection sensor, including baseline metal detection readings before the pinch mechanism is activated to pinch the media item at the infeed mouth, iii) calculate a maximum metal detection value based on the baseline metal detection readings, preconfigured threshold values, and ongoing variations in resistance and inductance values provided by the metal detection sensor, and iv) determine based on the maximum metal detection value whether to: a) transport the media item along the track, b) stop transportation of the media item within the media depository, or c) transport the media item out the infeed mouth.

US Pat. No. 10,167,152

FOLDED MEDIA DETECTION AND PROCESSING

NCR Corporation, Atlanta...

1. A method, comprising:detecting a folded media condition using a media thickness sensor within a media separator module for an item of media; and
selectively determining whether to eject the item from the media separator module or whether to perform double feed recovery processing on the item within the media separator module based on the detected folded media condition.

US Pat. No. 10,167,150

FEEDER SYSTEM FOR FEEDING A STACK OF FLAT ELEMENTS TO A PROCESSING DEVICE

BOBST GRENCHEN AG, (CH)

1. A feeder system for feeding a stack of stackable flat elements, to a processing device, the feeder system comprising:a delivery ramp which comprises a receiving surface configured to receive thereon an edge portion and a center portion of the stack;
a transport device comprising a supporting platform configured to support at least a further edge portion of the stack;
wherein the supporting platform is arranged adjacent to the receiving surface, and the supporting platform is configured to receive the further edge portion of the stack;
a downholder element arranged for adjusting a size of a gap between the downholder element and the supporting platform, such that the further edge portion of the stack is clampable between the downholder element and the supporting platform;
the transport device is configured to move along a first direction between the receiving position, at which the stack is received by the delivery ramp, and a hand over position at the processing device, such that the stack is movable from the receiving position to the hand over position; and
the first direction is transverse to the delivery ramp, parallel to an edge of the delivery ramp, and parallel to the further edge portion of the stack which is locatable on the delivery ramp.

US Pat. No. 10,167,149

BANKNOTE SEPARATION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR BANKNOTE BUNDLE RECEIVING MACHINE

HYOSUNG TNS INC., Seoul ...

1. A banknote separation apparatus for a banknote bundle receiving machine, comprising:a guide unit provided on a route along which a banknote bundle inputted into the banknote bundle receiving machine is moved;
a pickup roller unit provided above the guide unit in a spaced-apart relationship with the guide unit and configured to separate a banknote from the banknote bundle and to feed the banknote;
a pickup roller raising/lowering unit configured to raise or lower the pickup roller unit;
a feeding roller unit provided on a back side of the pickup roller unit;
a gate roller unit provided under the feeding roller unit and configured to maintain a predetermined distance from the feeding roller unit, and
an elastic member configured to apply a downward biasing force to the pickup roller unit and to make sure that the pickup roller unit comes into contact with the banknote.

US Pat. No. 10,167,148

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND DUSTPROOF COVER

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An image forming apparatus, comprising:an image forming unit which forms an image on paper being conveyed on a paper conveyance path provided in a device main body;
a paper loading base on which manual-feed paper is loaded, the paper loading base having a lower end rotatably supported on at least one outer surface portion of the device main body, the paper loading base configured to be opened from an upper end thereof, and the paper loading base configured to be disposed at a desired oblique angle or in an overhang state;
a manual-feed paper conveying unit which is disposed in a position corresponding to the paper loading base in the device main body and configured to convey the manual-feed paper loaded on the paper loading base onto the paper conveyance path one by one;
a dustproof cover which entirely covers paper stored in the paper loading base when the paper loading base is in the overhang state, the dustproof cover including,
a base which engages with the paper loading base, and
an opening-and-closing cover which is rotatably connected to the base and is opened upwardly, wherein the base includes,
a pair of base-side lateral surface parts detachably engaging with a pair of lateral portions of the paper loading base in a direction of a rotation axis of the paper loading base in the overhang state, and
a base-side upper surface part of which both ends integrally connect the pair of base-side lateral surface parts;
first protrusions provided on both lateral portions of an upper surface of the paper loading base at desired positions corresponding to the base; and
second protrusions respectively corresponding to the first protrusions and provided on respective lower end surfaces of the pair of base-side lateral surface parts at positions closer to the device main body than the first protrusions, wherein
the second protrusions are provided to be in contact with the first protrusions when the dustproof cover moves in an overhang direction without being lifted.

US Pat. No. 10,167,147

SHEET FEEDER DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. A sheet feeder device that stores and sends out a transfer medium, comprising:a sheet feeder device main unit having an opening formed at an upper portion, the sheet feeder device main unit including an upstream partial lid located on an upstream side in a conveying direction and a downstream partial lid located on a downstream side in the conveying direction, the upstream partial lid and the downstream partial lid covering at least part of the opening;
a sheet feed tray provided in the sheet feeder device main unit, the transfer medium being loaded onto the sheet feed tray;
an elevating unit configured to lift up and down the sheet feed tray; and
a control unit configured to control the lifting up and down of the sheet feed tray,
wherein the control unit senses opening and closing of the upstream partial lid and the downstream partial lid, and controls the lifting up and down being performed by the elevating unit in accordance with a result of the sensing;
wherein the result of the sensing further includes existence/nonexistence of a transfer medium loaded onto the upstream partial lid.

US Pat. No. 10,167,146

CONTAINERIZED TRANSPORTATION TRAILERS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system, comprising:a shipping container, comprising:
a first side and a second side;
a plurality of compartments positioned longitudinally along the shipping container, the plurality of compartments being defined by a plurality of openings between the first side and the second side of the shipping container;
a plurality of modules positioned in the plurality of compartments, individual ones of the plurality of compartments being configured to receive the plurality of modules at an interior of the shipping container such that a first side of the plurality of modules is exposed on the first side of the shipping container during transport, and a second side of the plurality of modules is exposed on the second side of the shipping container during transport;
a sensor;
processing circuitry coupled to the sensor comprising at least one hardware processor that, through execution of program instructions, is configured to:
detect a placement of one of the plurality of modules in one of the plurality of compartment using the sensor;
in response to the placement of the one of the plurality of modules in the one of the plurality of compartments, determine that the one of the plurality of modules requires a resource based at least in part on data corresponding to the one of the plurality of modules; and
provide the resource to the one of the plurality of modules;
wherein individual ones of the plurality of modules are independently insertable into or removable from a corresponding one of the plurality of compartments of the shipping container, and
wherein the first side and the second side of the individual ones of the plurality of modules comprise at least one portal configured to receive at least one projection to insert or remove a corresponding one of the plurality of modules into or from a corresponding one of the plurality of compartments from either the first side or the second side of the shipping container.

US Pat. No. 10,167,143

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MOVING TRANSPORT ELEMENTS IN A CONTAINER TREATMENT SYSTEM

KRONES AG, Neutraubling ...

1. A method for adapting motion profiles of a plurality of individually controllable transport elements for transporting containers in a container treatment system along a transport path, wherein the plurality of transport elements are movably arranged on the transport path, comprising:determining a treatment state of at least one container carried along by a first transport element among the plurality of transport elements,
wherein the first transport element is moved by means of at least one of an open- or closed-loop control unit of the container treatment system as part of a stream of transport elements,
wherein a motion profile of the first transport element is adapted by means of the open- or closed-loop control unit in response to the determined treatment state, the motion profile being one of the motion profiles of the plurality of individually controllable transport elements,
wherein determining the treatment state of the container carried along by the first transport element comprises comparing the determined treatment state with a predetermined desired treatment state, and
wherein the motion profile of the first transport element in case of a deviation of the determined treatment state from the predetermined desired treatment state is adapted such that a distance of the first transport element from a second transport element directly preceding the first transport element in the stream is reduced to a predetermined distance.

US Pat. No. 10,167,141

DEVICE FOR TRANSPORTING MOULDS FOR CHOCOLATE OR CONFECTIONERY

HACOS, NAAMLOZE VENNOOTSC...

1. Device for transporting moulds for chocolate or confectionery, comprising:at least two rods that extend in parallel to one another below, above or next to the moulds;
each of said at least two rods being movable back and forth along its respective longitudinal direction and being provided with a number of catches for the moulds that are distributed along its respective longitudinal direction;
wherein said catches of one of said at least two rods are positioned transversely relative to said catches of the other of said at least two rods;
each of said at least two rods being rotatable about its respective longitudinal direction so that its respective catches can rotate from a first position in which they can convey the moulds, to a second position in which they are situated below or above or in a non-conveying position next to the moulds.

US Pat. No. 10,167,139

SELF-VENTING TRASHCAN SYSTEM

Source Unlimited LLC, Le...

1. A self-venting trashcan system for use with a trashcan having interior smooth sides and a bottom interior surface, comprising:a) a rigid strip having a strip height shorter than a height of said side of said trashcan, said rigid strip having left and right sides including a top and a bottom edge with a thin web extending from the top edge to the bottom edge of each left and right side to facilitate bending, both left and right sides having pressure sensitive double sided tape appointed to be attached to the interior smooth sides of said trashcan to form a first air entry/exit pathway;
b) a height setting spacer object appointed to set the smooth rigid strip off the bottom interior surface of the trashcan to ensure a gap between an end of the rigid strip and the bottom interior surface of said trashcan to thereby provide a second air entrance/exit pathway between the end of said rigid strip and the bottom interior surface of said trashcan; and
c) said second air entrance/exit pathway allowing trapped air accumulated between a trashcan liner and said trashcan interior surface during placement of the trashcan liner within the trashcan interior to exit through said first air exit pathway,
whereby removal of said trash filled trashcan liner for disposal is carried out without vacuum pull back, minimizing the removal effort and tearing of said trashcan liner, and the trashcan liner is readily placed within smooth sidewalls of a trashcan and, when full, removed with reduced effort due to the release of vacuum created between the trashcan liner and the trashcan's smooth interior walls by entry of air through said second air entrance/exit pathway below said rigid strip.

US Pat. No. 10,167,138

METHOD FOR DELIVERY OF PROPPANT TO A FRAC SITE

Can Do Logistics LLC, Be...

1. A method for delivering a proppant to a site of a well being fraced, the method including the following steps:modifying a standard cargo container into a modified cargo container by inserting a hopper module through a side door of said standard cargo container, wherein a base of the hopper module defines an area substantially equal to a bottom inside surface of said standard cargo container, wherein a cargo area of said modified cargo container is defined by inner surfaces of both said modified cargo container and said hopper module;
sliding a top hatch of said modified cargo container in a first horizontal direction from a closed position to an opened position, wherein the top hatch is aligned with a top opening;
loading a proppant into said modified cargo container through said top hatch thereon into the cargo area located inside said modified cargo container;
sliding said top hatch of said modified cargo container in a second horizontal direction from said opened position to said closed position;
transporting said modified cargo container with said proppant therein to said site;
lifting said modified cargo container with said proppant therein above a bulk sand container with a rough terrain container handler, said lifting performed from above via at least four points of contact between said modified cargo container and said rough terrain container handler;
opening a bottom hatch of the lifted modified cargo container to empty said proppant into said bulk sand container, said opening step performed by sliding said bottom hatch of said modified cargo container in a first horizontal direction from a closed position to an opened position wherein the bottom hatch is aligned with a bottom opening;
sliding said bottom hatch of said modified cargo containers in a second horizontal direction from said opened position to said closed position, wherein a user utilizes at least one control panel to effectuate sliding of the top hatch and the bottom hatch;
setting the empty modified cargo container aside with said rough terrain container handler; and repeating said lifting, opening, sliding and setting aside steps with other full modified cargo containers with said rough terrain container handler.

US Pat. No. 10,167,135

SINGLE-PORTION PACKAGE, SYSTEM AND PROCESS FOR PREPARING LIQUID PRODUCTS BASED UPON SAID SINGLE-PORTION PACKAGES

MITACA S.r.l., Robecchet...

1. A single-portion package for preparing a liquid product, comprising:a top wall, a side wall and a base wall together defining an internal volume within which there is disposed a flow distribution element in the form of a disc-like circumferential element with a plurality of spaced flow passageways so as to divide said internal volume into a first free space next to said top wall for receiving a fluid to be distributed by means of said flow distribution element, and a second compartment space for storing at least one substance to be extracted by means of said fluid flowing through and being distributed by said flow distribution element,
wherein an outer peripheral portion of said flow distribution element is, depending on a defined liquid pressure acting in said first space upon said flow distribution element, movably retained in different positions with reference to and along said sidewall;
wherein said peripheral portion of said flow distribution element is adapted so as to be movably retained at least in a region of said sidewall including a first distance relative to the base wall, and also including a smaller distance relative to the base wall by means of a pressure-fit interaction, at least liquid tight, between at least part of said peripheral portion and the side wall, said flow distribution element being initially disposed at a first position at said first distance thereby confining without compressing said substance in said second space;
wherein said distribution element (4) is provided in a material of regular thickness in the central portion thereof; and
wherein said peripheral portion is provided with a side engagement portion configured to form a shoulder-like projection extending along at least part of the outer extension of the flow distribution element and with an increased thickness along at least part of its extension relative to the rest of said peripheral portion, for interacting in a movable pressure-fit manner with said sidewall at least in the region including said distances relative to the base wall.

US Pat. No. 10,167,133

SHAKER WITH AN OUTER CONTAINER AND WITH AN INNER CONTAINER MOVABLE THEREIN

KEEEPER GmbH, Stemwede (...

1. A shaker (2) comprising:an outer container (4) comprising an outer container side wall (8) and a floor with a dispensing opening (30);
a sieve (34) disposed in the dispensing opening (30);
an inner container (6) disposed in an interior of the outer container (4) so as to be movable therein and comprising an inner container side wall (10);
the inner container (6) comprising a storage space (36) for a granular or powdery material;
the outer container side wall (8) comprising an opening (12) through which a first portion of the inner container side wall (10) can be grasped when the outer container (4) is gripped;
a space (22) formed in the interior of the outer container (4) between a second portion of the inner container side wall (10) and the outer container side wall (8);
at least one energy accumulator (24) arranged in the space (22);
the inner container (6), in a rest position, pressed with the first portion of the inner container side wall (10) against the opening (12) in the outer container side wall (8) by the at least one energy accumulator (24) such that the inner container side wall (10) covers the opening (12) of the outer container side wall (8) relative to the interior of the outer container (4);
the inner container (6) movable, counter to a force of the at least one energy accumulator (24), in a direction of movement transversely relative to a longitudinal axis (14) of the outer container (4) into a displacement position;
the inner container (6) comprising a discharge opening (32) which, when moved by a displacement movement of the inner container (6) from the rest position to a displacement position, is moved across the sieve (34) disposed in the dispensing opening (30).

US Pat. No. 10,167,132

ELEVATING LIFT DISPENSER AND CONTAINER

1. A container comprising:a canister defining a canister interior cavity, the canister having at least one interior sidewall and a canister top opening defined by a canister upper lip and a canister opening diameter, and wherein the canister includes at least one engagement feature that comprises a groove formed in the canister interior sidewall that is either a substantially helical groove or a substantially longitudinal groove;
a lift having one or more lift projections extending therefrom, the lift structured to hold contents and be movable vertically with the container; and
an operator comprising an operator main body portion which defines an operator interior cavity and an operator main body portion outside diameter, the operator having a gripping ring disposed at a first end of the operator and further structured to be gripped to rotate the operator within the canister to move the lift vertically, wherein the operator includes at least one operator engagement feature that comprises a slot formed though the operator main body portion, wherein the at least one operator feature comprises a substantially helical slot when the at least one canister engagement feature comprises a substantially longitudinal groove and wherein the at least one operator feature comprises a substantially longitudinal slot when the at least one canister engagement feature comprises a substantially helical groove;
wherein the lift is received in the operator interior cavity and the operator main body portion is received within the canister interior cavity such that each of the one or more lift projections extend through a respective operator engagement feature into a respective canister engagement feature to allow the lift to move vertically within the container;
wherein the canister inside diameter and the operator main body portion outside diameter are selected such that the operator main body portion when received within the canister interior cavity is close enough to the interior sidewall of the canister to enable each of the one or more lift projections to extend through the respective operator engagement feature into the respective canister engagement feature; and
wherein rotation of the operator relative to the operator relative to the canister causes the one or more lift projections to travel along the respective canister engagement features and the respective operator engagement features to thereby move the lift in a vertical direction within the operator main body portion.

US Pat. No. 10,167,131

CONTENT DISPENSING CONTAINER APPARATUS

1. A container for dispensing contents, the container comprising:a first container portion comprising: an opening to access the contents, a first container portion top, a first container portion bottom, a first container portion inner surface, and a first container portion outer surface;
a second container portion to contain at least a portion of the contents, the second container portion comprising: a second container portion top, a second container portion bottom, a second container portion inner surface, a second container portion outer surface, and a cam surface;
a tab extending inwardly from the first container portion inner surface and engaging the second container portion; and
a rotating cam portion, rotatably engaged with the cam surface, the rotating cam portion comprising a grasp ring;
the second container portion encompassed by the first container portion and forming an internal chamber within the first container portion; and
the second container portion movable relative to the first container portion between the first container portion bottom and the first container portion top to elevate at least some of the contents contained within the second container portion;
wherein as the second container portion is elevated from the first container portion bottom toward the first container portion top, the tab engages the second container portion bottom, preventing the second container portion from moving downward beyond the tab toward the first container portion bottom.

US Pat. No. 10,167,129

FOOD TRAY WITH IMPROVED CONSTRUCTION

Packaging 2.0 Inc., Prov...

1. A tray construction, comprising:a tray having a bottom wall located at a lower end of thereof, the bottom wall having a peripheral edge;
a plurality of side walls extending upwardly from the bottom wall and located at the peripheral edge of the bottom wall, each side wall having a lower edge connected to the bottom wall, each side wall having an upper edge at an upper end of the tray;
a rim located at the upper end of the tray, the rim connected to the upper edge of the side walls at a peripheral rim edge, the rim extending outwardly from the upper edge of each respective side wall;
a skirt depending downwardly from the rim adjacent to an outer peripheral rim edge, the skirt having a lower edge and being spaced outwardly from the side walls; the skirt being movable between a first resting position and a second flexed position;
a flexible wrap film residing about the upper edge and upper end of the tray extending downward towards, and over, the peripheral rim edge to the bottom of the tray, the film moving the skirt from the first resting position to the second flexed position; the film being controllably positioned, when the skirt is in the flexed position, to avoid tearing thereof, and
a plurality of ribs defined in at least one of: the side walls and the bottom wall; the plurality of ribs support the film at the transition from the peripheral rim edge to the bottom of the tray to avoid tearing thereof,
wherein the peripheral rim edge of the tray includes a stepped wall defining a groove, the stepped wall being oriented and extending horizontally, and
wherein the skirt includes an uppermost edge, the upper most edge of the skirt extends downward from the stepped wall.

US Pat. No. 10,167,128

INFLATOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR INFLATABLE PACKAGING

Airguard Ltd., Ein HaMif...

1. An inflation device for pressurized inflation of an un- inflated package, the package comprising two layers, said layers being generally flat prior to inflation, and an inflation opening of a size up to a predetermined maximum size in said package, the inflation device comprising:an inflation tool, for contacting the package at the inflation opening to inflate the package through the inflation opening using inflation fluid from a pressure source, the inflation tool having an enclosing surface to enclose said inflation opening, said enclosing being external to said package, said enclosing surface covering an area which is larger by a finite amount than said predetermined maximum size; and
an outer wall, the outer wall defining a region surrounding said inflation tool and delineated by said inflation tool and said outer wall, said region being connected to a vacuum source, wherein said inflation tool comprises an inwardly turning lip and said outer wall comprises an outwardly turning lip, both of said inner wall and said outer wall forming ‘w’ shapes.

US Pat. No. 10,167,126

BOX WITH INNER BAG FOR LIQUID FOOD

INVINEO S.A., Thon (BE)

1. A rigid box having at least one wall (2) defining an inner chamber (3) in which a flexible bag (4) extends, which flexible bag (4) is designed to contain a liquid or viscous food to be consumed in an appropriate serving temperature range by using an aqueous medium flowing within the inner chamber (3), said flexible bag (4) being selected from the group consisting of a flexible bag (4) associated with a part (5) comprising a valve, a flexible bag (4) associated with a part (5) comprising a membrane, and a flexible bag (4) associable with a protection means (6) designed to cooperate with a part (7) comprising a valve; wherein said rigid box (1) having a lower part (1I) with a bottom (8), an upper part (1S) and at least one passage (9) for the part (5);in which the flexible bag (4) defines within the inner chamber (3) the part located outside said flexible bag (4);
in which the box is at least associated with a means for protecting the at least one wall (2) against the liquid aqueous medium flowing within the inner chamber (3) outside the flexible bag (3);
in which the rigid box (1) is provided or associated, in the vicinity of the lower part (1I), with an element (8A) having at least one passage (10) designed to form a connection between the part of the inner chamber (3) located outside said bag (4) and a pipe (11),
in which the rigid box (1) is provided or associated at its upper part (1S) with a plate (18) having the at least one first passage (9) designed to cooperate with the part (5,7) associated or associable with said flexible bag (4) and a second passage (610) towards the part of the inner chamber (3) outside the flexible bag (4), and
in which at least a portion of the at least one side wall (2) of the rigid box (1) located between the lower part (1I) and the upper part (1S) cooperates with a means for forming one or more guide channels (12) between flexible the bag (4) and the said portion of the at least one side wall (2), said one or more guide channels (12) remaining open for passage of the aqueous medium between the passage of the lower part and the second passage of the plate (18) even in the presence of the flexible bag (4) in the inner chamber (3).

US Pat. No. 10,167,125

ARRAY OF BREAKABLE WAX MELTS AND ARRAY OF CONTAINERS FOR BREAKABLE WAX MELTS

1. An array of breakable wax melts comprising:a first breakable wax melt disposed in a first container and having a first shape that corresponds with a first theme;
a second breakable wax melt disposed in a second container that is separate from the first container and having a second shape that is different from the first shape, wherein the second shape corresponds to a second theme,
wherein the first and second themes are each selected from the group consisting of: a perfume mixture, holiday, season, a graphic on a container for containing the first or second breakable wax melts, and combinations thereof,
wherein the first and second breakable wax melts comprise different perfume mixtures that correspond with the first and second themes, and
wherein the first and second breakable wax melts each comprise at least two shaped portions that are joined together along at least one frangible connecting portion, wherein the first and second breakable wax melts are breakable about the frangible connecting portion,
wherein the shaped portions of the first breakable wax melt have a different shape than the first shape of the first breakable wax melt, and wherein the shaped portions of the second breakable wax melt have a different shape than the second shape of the second breakable wax melt.

US Pat. No. 10,167,121

CONTAINER CLOSURE

Michael Murray, London (...

1. A container having an opening and a closure movable between a first position in which the opening is closed and a second position in which the opening is exposed, the closure comprising a closure flap located within the container and a pivot arm, the pivot arm having a first end secured to the closure flap and a second end having a weighted portion, the pivot arm being pivotally mounted within the container at a pivot point located between the first and second ends, wherein when the container is in a first position, the weighted portion acts to bias the closure flap to close the opening and when the container is rotated in a first direction to a second position, the weighted portion causes the pivot arm and the closure flap to rotate relative to the container in a second direction opposite to the first direction, thereby to bias the closure flap into the container and away from the opening in order to expose the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,167,117

LID

RICH CUP BIO-CHEMICAL TEC...

1. A lid, utilized for covering a cup, the lid comprising:a top portion;
an annular side plate, extending downwardly from a periphery of the top portion, an axial direction and a radial direction perpendicular to the axial direction being defined by the side plate, the side plate being formed with at least a hole;
at least an engagement portion, disposed on the side plate, the engagement portion comprising an engagement plate, the engagement plate having a bottom edge and a top edge, the bottom edge extending from and being connected to the side plate, the engagement plate extending from the bottom edge upwardly along the hole so that the engagement plate is received in the hole, the engagement plate and the side plate being located at a same plane, the engagement plate being bendable, an engagement space being defined in middle of the top portion, the side plate, and the top edge of the engagement plate when the engagement plate is bent inwardly along the radial direction;
wherein a thickness of the side plate is larger than a thickness of the engagement plate, the engagement plate is deformable;wherein the side plate and the engagement plate as a whole are flattened, the engagement plate is pivotable around the bottom edge with respect to the side plate between a first position and a second position, the engagement plate and the side plate are located at the same plane when the engagement plate is located at the first position, the engagement plate is bent inward to clutch on a rim flange of the cup when the engagement plate is located at the second position, the engagement plate tends to retain at the first position, the engagement plate is for being pressed inwardly to the second position after putting the lid on the cup to clutch on the rim flange of the cup;wherein the side plate has at least an extension portion protruding downwardly from where the bottom edge of the engagement plate extends, a distance from a top surface of the side plate to a bottom edge of the extension portion along a direction is over two times of a dimension of the rim flange of the cup along the direction;
wherein the engagement plate is formed with a notch recessed downwardly from a middle portion of the top edge of the engagement plate;
wherein the engagement portion has a width along the axial direction larger than a width of the annular side plate along the axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,167,116

FLEXIBLE BAG WITH MICROCAPILLARY STRIP

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A flexible bag comprising:opposing flexible films composed of a polymeric material, the flexible films defining a common peripheral edge;
a microcapillary strip located between the opposing flexible films and extending along a portion of the common peripheral edge, the microcapillary strip comprising two or more channels disposed in a matrix, the channels extending parallel with respect to each other from a first end to an opposing second end of the microcapillary strip, each channel having a diameter from 50 ?m to 1,000 ?m, the microcapillary strip having a length extending from the first end to the opposing second end from 0.1 cm to 10.0 cm;
a peripheral seal extending along at least a portion of the common peripheral edge, the peripheral seal sealing the microcapillary strip between the opposing flexible films;
the peripheral seal forming a closed compartment; and
an amount of a flowable solid particulate material (FSPM) in the closed compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,167,115

SEALABLE CONTAINER ASSEMBLY WITH INTERNAL, REMOVABLE PANEL AND SPOUT

Buddeez, Inc., Wentzvill...

1. A container assembly comprising:a container having an interior volume and a top opening providing access into the interior volume;
a panel with a spout, the panel being supported by the container in the interior volume of the container for movement of the panel horizontally between a first position of the panel in the interior volume where the panel is secured to the container against vertical movement of the panel relative to the container and a second position of the panel in the interior volume where the panel is unsecured from the container for vertical movement of the panel relative to the container out of the interior volume of the container; and,
a lid removably attachable to the container over the top opening of the container with the panel supported by the container in the interior volume of the container.

US Pat. No. 10,167,114

CONFIGURABLE CONTAINER-SUPPORT FRAME

Tigerback Enterprises, LL...

1. A configurable container-support frame comprising:(a) a first frame section comprising:
(i) at least three telescoping members, wherein each telescoping member is substantially parallel to each other telescoping member, and
(ii) at least three cross members, wherein each cross member connects to two different telescoping members and wherein each cross member is substantially perpendicular to each telescoping member to which it connects;
(b) a second frame section comprising:
(i) at least three telescoping members, wherein each telescoping member is substantially parallel to each other telescoping member, and
(ii) at least three cross members, wherein each cross member connects to two different telescoping members and wherein each cross member is substantially perpendicular to each telescoping member to which it connects,
(iii) wherein each telescoping member of the second frame section is nested with a telescoping member of the first frame section thereby forming pairs of nested telescoping members;
(c) at least three detents, each detent comprising a pin and a spring, wherein each detent is disposed within a different telescoping member such that each of the pairs of nested telescoping members includes at least one detent and wherein each detent is configured to selectively engage one of the pairs of telescoping members thereby locking the relative positions of the telescoping members of the pair of telescoping members; and
(d) a detent-release mechanism comprising:
(i) a single trigger, and
(ii) at least three detent-actuators, wherein each detent-actuator is disposed such that each pair of nested telescoping members includes at least one detent-actuator and wherein each detent-actuator is configured to selectively engage a detent, and
(iii) at least three force-transfer elements, wherein each force-transfer element is disposed to effect mechanical communication between the trigger and at least one of the three detent-actuators such that if a force is applied to the trigger the force will be communicated to each detent-actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,167,113

METHOD OF STACKING OVERPACK SALVAGE DRUMS

ENPAC L.L.C., Eastlake, ...

1. A method of stacking a plurality of overpack salvage drums including a first overpack salvage drum and a second overpack salvage drum, the first overpack salvage drum including,a first drum body including a bottom wall, a side wall, and an open top, the bottom wall and side wall cooperating to define an interior volume of the first drum body; and
a first lid configured to close the open top of the first drum body, the first lid including a plurality of castellations that extend upwardly from a top side of the first lid, the plurality of castellations being arranged circumferentially at a periphery of the top side of the first lid and being separated from each other by gaps, wherein when the top side of the first lid is viewed in plan, the gaps separating the plurality of castellations have a larger circumferential dimension than the plurality of castellations;the second overpack salvage drum including,a second drum body including a bottom wall, a side wall, and an open top, the bottom wall and side wall cooperating to define an interior volume of the second drum body; and
a second lid configured to close the open top of the second drum body, the second lid including a plurality of castellations that extend upwardly from a top side of the second lid, the plurality of castellations arranged circumferentially at a periphery of the top side of the second lid and separated from each other by gaps, wherein when the top side of the second lid is viewed in plan, the gaps separating the plurality of castellations have a larger circumferential dimension than the plurality of castellations;the method comprising:stacking the first and second drum bodies such that the first drum body is nested in the interior of the second drum body to thereby define a drum body stack, and
stacking the first and second lids to thereby define a lid stack,
wherein the first and second lids are stacked such that castellations of the first lid are received in the gaps between the plurality of castellations of the second lid.

US Pat. No. 10,167,112

PROTECTING PALLET BLOCKS

International Business Ma...

1. A block protector assembly comprising:a protector contoured to conform to a block of a pallet wherein the pallet comprises a plurality of blocks,
wherein the protector comprises a rigid material,
wherein the protector includes at least one protruding flange that is configured to extend past the block of the pallet such that the protruding flange is configured to cover a deck of the pallet,
wherein the protruding flange is designed to distribute an impact force to both the deck of the pallet and the block of the pallet,
wherein the protector includes four sides, a first side, a second side including two flat portions and a curved portion, a third side including two flat portions and a curved portion, and a fourth side,
wherein at least one dimension between the curved portion of the second side and the curved portion of the third side is smaller than a corresponding dimension across the block of the pallet; and
an attachment mechanism coupled to the protector,
wherein the attachment mechanism is configured to secure the protector to the block of the pallet by a friction fit,
wherein the attachment mechanism includes one or more prongs,
wherein the one or more prongs are designed to fit on a back side of the block of the pallet.

US Pat. No. 10,167,108

ADJUSTABLE ATTACHMENT CLIP FOR A SHIPPING CRATE

Great Northern Corporatio...

13. A shipping crate, comprising:a top frame;
a bottom frame;
a plurality of corner uprights extending between the top frame and the bottom frame at each of four corners;
at least one cross support extending between the top frame and the bottom frame; and
an attachment clip configured to connect the cross support to either the top frame or the bottom frame, the attachment clip comprising:
a center wall extending between a first end and a second end;
a first wall connected to the first end and extending perpendicular to the center wall;
a second wall connected to the second end and extending perpendicular to the center wall;
a front wall connected to the second wall and extending from the second wall to form a first receiving cavity between the front wall and the center wall and sized to receive one of the top frame or the bottom frame;
a back wall connected to the first wall and extending from the first wall to form a second receiving cavity between the back wall and the center wall and sized to receive the cross support;
a guard wall connected to the first wall and extending from the first wall, wherein the guard wall is spaced from the back wall to define a receiving cavity between the guard wall and the back wall; and
at least a pair of connectors extending through the front wall, the center wall and the back wall.

US Pat. No. 10,167,107

CONTAINER OR SET OF CONTAINERS

4. A set of containers comprising:a first container for storing and displaying one or more items; and
a second container for storing and displaying one or more items, the second container being positionable on said first container in a position in which at least one item is visible and removable from the first container,
wherein at least one wall of the first container or second container includes at least one cut out or slot arranged to receive at least one wall of the other of the first container or the second container, and
wherein the second container overhangs or protrudes from the first container when the second container is in the position.

US Pat. No. 10,167,106

STORAGE BOX WITH FILL VIEWER

Valvoline Licensing and I...

1. A storage box having a vertical sight port for viewing the volume of an internally stored collapsible container comprising a box having at least three side walls for housing a collapsible container having a dispensing apparatus at its base to control the flow of contained material from said collapsible container; said box having an interior height, width, and depth; said box further possessing flaps which fold together to close at least one side wall of said box, said flaps being configured so as to fold to form a side wall having a vertical sight port for observing the material level in said collapsible container, said vertical sight port created from combining the negative space from said flaps upon folding; and wherein at least one said flap possesses a dispensing apparatus port that permits the dispensing apparatus affixed to said collapsible container to pass through said side wall and below said vertical sight port for operation of said dispensing apparatus outside of said storage box.

US Pat. No. 10,167,105

APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURE OF PACKAGING CONTAINER WITH RECLOSABLE CONNECTION AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

DISC GRAPHICS INC., Haup...

1. A method of manufacturing a reclosable container comprising:traversing a sheet of packaging material along a container forming device, wherein the sheet of packaging material includes a first segment, a second segment, a third segment, a fourth segment, a fifth segment, a sixth segment, and a seventh segment in order;
applying a magnet at the second segment;
applying a slug at the seventh segment;
applying glue in one or more locations on the sheet; and
folding the sheet of packaging material to form the reclosable container along a common border between the second segment and the third segment so that the magnet is aligned with the slug forming a reclosable connection, the second segment overlaps with the third segment, and the first segment overlaps with the fourth segment, the seventh segment, and at least a portion of the fifth segment.

US Pat. No. 10,167,104

MULTIPLE CONTAINER DEVICE

1. A container device comprising:a first container comprising a first base, a top member disposed opposite to the first base, and a first circumferential wall extending between the first base and the top member, the top member comprising one or more first openings;
a second container comprising a second base and a second circumferential wall extending from the second base, the second base comprising one or more second openings;
a cylindrical intermediate circumferential wall extending from a first one of a first portion of the first container including the top member or a second portion of the second container including the second base, the cylindrical intermediate circumferential wall adapted for slidably receiving a second one of the first portion and the second portion such that substantially all portions of facing surfaces of the top member and the second base abut each other and such that the first container and the second container are rotatable with respect to each other; and
at least one corresponding guide and track disposed on an interior vertical surface of the intermediate circumferential wall and an exterior vertical surface of the second one of the first portion and the second portion,
wherein the at least one corresponding guide and track are configured to restrict a rotary motion of the first container and the second container with respect to each other between an open position and a closed position,wherein the one or more first openings and the one or more second openings substantially overlap in the open position to define at least one passage between the first container and the second container, and wherein the one or more first openings and the one or more second openings are non-overlapping in the closed position,wherein abutting portions of the facing surfaces have corresponding shapes, the corresponding shapes being substantially corresponding parabolic surfaces, and
wherein the at least one corresponding guide and track are arranged to exert force against each other so as to cause substantially all portions of the facing surfaces of the top member and the second base to be pressed together to create a seal between the first container and the second container in at least the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,167,103

PRINTING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD AND NON-TEMPORARY RECORDING MEDIUM

TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A printing apparatus comprising:a detection section configured to at least detect that a label is completely peeled from a mount;
a control section configured to:
start a back feed of the mount after elapse of a start time period, and
control a value of the start time period; and
wherein the start time period is a time period since it is detected that the label was completely peeled from the mount.

US Pat. No. 10,167,102

APPARATUS FOR TRANSFERRING PROCESS MATERIAL BETWEEN A FIRST CONTAINER AND A SECOND CONTAINER, AND METHOD FOR THIS PURPOSE

Rubitec AG, Bennwil (CH)...

1. An apparatus for transferring process material between a first container and a second container, having:a) at least one tensioning unit, which has a first tensioner and a second tensioner, which can be actuated independently of one another; wherein:
b) the at least one tensioning unit is intended to temporarily fix, in a sealed-off manner:
ba) just an end portion, near to the tensioning unit, of a tubular liner piece, which extends indirectly between the containers, in order to seal off the transition between the containers from the exterior;
bb) just an end portion, near to the tensioning unit, of a tubular liner remainder left over from a previous transfer operation, which liner remainder is closed at the other end by a first crimp; and
bc) the end portion of the liner piece simultaneously with the end portion of the liner remainder left over from a previous transfer operation, wherein
c) both tensioners of the respective tensioning unit are intended to temporarily fix, in a sealed-off manner, jointly the near end portion of the liner piece or jointly the near end portion of the liner remainder left over from a previous transfer process; and
d) both tensioners of the respective tensioning unit are arranged circularly and concentrically with one another in relation to a longitudinal extension of the liner piece.

US Pat. No. 10,167,101

FILM PACKING DEVICE

Hsiu-Man Yu Chen, Taichu...

1. A film packing device comprising:a handle;
the handle comprising two ends, a coupling rod and a base;
the coupling rod and the base being provided on the two ends respectively,
the coupling rod comprising a retaining member; the retaining member comprising a first retaining portion and a second retaining portion
the base comprising a limit unit, the limit unit comprising a first limit portion and a second limit portion;
wherein a first film application unit and a second film application unit being interchangeably mounted and engaged with the handle;
the first film application unit comprising a first film seat and a second film seat, the first film seat and the second film seat being disposed oppositely; the first film seat comprising a first fixing portion; the first fixing portion corresponding to the second retaining portion;
the second film seat comprising a second fixing portion; the second fixing portion corresponding to the first limit portion; the second film application unit comprising an axial rod; the axial rod comprising a first positioning portion and a second positioning portion; the first positioning portion and the second positioning portion being disposed oppositely; the first positioning portion corresponding to the first retaining portion; the second positioning portion corresponding to the second limit portion;
in response to the handle being engaged with the first film application unit, the second retaining portion of the retaining member being engaged with the first fixing portion of the first film application unit and the first limit portion of the limit unit being engaged with the second fixing portion of the first film application unit;
in response to the handle being engaged with the second film application unit, the first retaining portion of the retaining member being engaged with the first positioning portion of the second film application unit and the second limit portion of the limit unit being engaged with the second positioning portion of the second film application unit;
in response to the handle being engaged with the first film application unit, the first film application unit being configured to be mounted with a roll of film with a paper reel; and
in response to the handle being engaged with the second film application unit, the second film application unit being configured to be mounted with a roll of film without a paper reel.

US Pat. No. 10,167,100

PACKAGE CONTAINING A COSMETIC PRODUCT

1. A package containing a cosmetic product, the package comprising a basic body, a neck and a closure member or product dispensing member mounted on the neck, so as to form an internal volume containing the cosmetic product, wherein the package resists an increase in pressure of at least 0.245 bar within the internal volume together with a rise in the temperature of the product to above 85° C., the package undergoing no plastic deformation as a result of said increase in pressure together with said rise in the temperature,the package comprising a shoulder joining the basic body to the neck, the basic body, the shoulder and the neck being formed integrally, the thickness of the shoulder being greater than the thickness of the central region of the basic body.

US Pat. No. 10,167,098

BOX FILLER FOR PRODUCE PACKAGING

1. An apparatus for metering produce into a plurality of individual containers aligned in multiple rows within a plurality of packing boxes comprising:a frame structure;
a box conveyer supported by the frame structure for moving the plurality of packing boxes successively over the length of the apparatus;
a produce conveyer supported suspended over the box conveyer for moving produce over the plurality of packing boxes;
a metering gate supported by the frame structure adjacent to the produce conveyer for selectively metering produce from the produce conveyer into the individual containers of each successive row within each of the plurality of packing boxes;
a weigh/fill assembly supported by the frame structure beneath the box conveyer, the weigh/fill assembly includes an elongated deck part over which the box conveyer moves the plurality of packing boxes and a weigh/fill scale operatively coupled to the deck part for measuring the weight of one of the plurality of packing boxes as produce is metered into the individual containers of each successive row within the one of the plurality of packing boxes while the one of the plurality of packing boxes is moved over the deck part by the box conveyer, the deck part has an upstream end and a downstream end;
a plurality of box lifters supported by the frame structure and each independently moveable between a lowered position and a raised position for lifting the others of the plurality of packing boxes adjacent the one of the plurality of packing boxes out of contact with the deck part while produce is metered into the one of the plurality of packing boxes and the others of the plurality of packing boxes adjacent to the one of the plurality of packing boxes extend partially over the deck part, the plurality of box lifters include a first box lifter supported by the frame structure adjacent the upstream end of the deck part, a second box lifter supported by the structure adjacent the downstream end of the deck part, and a third box lifter supported by the frame structure beneath the deck part between the first box lifter and the second box lifter, the third box lifter extending upward through the deck part when the third box lifter is in the raised position; and
a controller for actuating the box conveyer to incrementally move the plurality of packing boxes to successive positions across the length of the apparatus thereby positioning each row of the plurality of individual containers below the metering gate and for actuating the metering gate produce into the plurality of individual bags in response to the weigh/fill scale.

US Pat. No. 10,167,097

APPARATUS FOR FORMING GROUPS OF PRODUCTS

CAVANNA S.P.A., Prato Se...

1. Apparatus for forming groups of products, comprising:a belt conveyor having a transport surface movable in a longitudinal direction, wherein said transport surface terminates in an outlet edge where the products advancing on said transport surface fall by gravity;
a plurality of receiving elements having respective seats elongated along respective axes parallel to each other and parallel to said longitudinal direction, wherein said receiving elements are movable between a closed position in which the receiving elements are configured to receive and retain products in their respective seats and an open position in which the receiving elements are configured to release respective groups of products in a vertical direction; and
a plurality of guide devices associated with respective receiving elements and configured for guiding products that fall from said outlet edge to respective receiving elements, wherein the outlet edge of the belt conveyor and said receiving elements are provided with a stepped relative movement in said longitudinal direction, so that subsequent products that fall from the outlet edge of the belt conveyor are received in offset positions in said seats of said receiving elements.

US Pat. No. 10,167,096

PACKING MACHINE CORE AND STRAP CUTTING AND IRONING ADHERING METHOD

HANGZHOU YOUNGSUN INTELLE...

1. A packing machine core, comprising: a control mechanism, a packing strap ironing adhering and strap cutting mechanism, an ironing adhering sliding plate mechanism, and a machine core bracket, wherein the control mechanism comprises a machine core mainshaft and a mainshaft motor, multiple control cams are mounted on the machine core mainshaft and are for controlling the ironing adhering and strap cutting mechanism, the multiple control cams including a first cam for controlling a swinging arm of the ironing adhering sliding plate mechanism, a left cutter cam, a middle cutter cam, a right cutter cam, and a second cam for controlling a swinging arm of an ironing head to work, the mainshaft motor drives the machine core mainshaft to rotate;the packing strap ironing adhering and strap cutting mechanism is provided with a left cutter, a middle cutter and a right cutter, the left cutter, the middle cutter and the right cutter move upward or downward, and the machine core bracket is provided with a guide structure for guiding the left cutter, the middle cutter and the right cutter to move upward or downward;
the right cutter has a support head for supporting the packing strap and a hole, positioned underneath the support head of the right cutter, the packing strap passes through the bole, wherein a height of the hole is high enough to ensure that when a lower sliding plate is positioned above the middle cutter, the hole is pluggable by a limit slot in the lower sliding plate; the middle cutter has a support head thereof for supporting the packing strap, and a strap cutting fit is formed between an upper margin at a right side of the middle cutter and an upper margin at a left side of the hole mouth; and the left cutter has a support head thereof for supporting the packing strap;
the swinging arm of the ironing adhering sliding plate mechanism and the swinging arm of the ironing head each is respectively positioned at a first side and a second side of the machine core, the left cutter, the middle cutter and the right cutter are positioned between the swinging arm of the ironing adhering sliding plate mechanism and the swinging arm of the ironing head, the first side is either of a front side and a rear side of the machine core, and the second side is either of the front side and the rear side of the machine core, the front side and the rear side of the machine core are arranged along an extension direction of the machine core main shaft, the rear side is closer to the mainshaft motor than the front side;
the ironing adhering sliding plate mechanism comprises an upper sliding plate, a lower sliding plate and a sliding guide structure, wherein a front part of the lower sliding plate is corresponding to the middle cutter, a front part of the upper sliding plate is corresponding to the left cutter, the middle cutter and the right cutter, and the lower sliding plate is connected to a head limit part of a packing strip and a corresponding sensing element; the sliding guide structure comprises an upper guide structure for guiding the upper sliding plate to slide and a lower guide structure for guiding the lower sliding plate to slide; the sliding plate mechanism is further provided with a lower sliding plate seat on which the lower sliding plate is mounted, the swinging arm of the ironing adhering sliding plate mechanism is connected to the lower sliding plate seat, the lower sliding plate slides relatively to the upper sliding plate, and the ironing adhering sliding plate mechanism is provided with a limit structure between the upper sliding plate and the lower sliding plate; an upper packing strip transport gap exists between the front part of the lower sliding plate and the upper sliding plate, the limit part is correspondingly positioned at a left side of the strip transport gap, the front part of the lower sliding plate is provided with a lower packing strip transport limit slot, a mouth of which is open toward a direction of the front part; a retaining part is disposed at a position on the machine core bracket, where the guide structure for guiding the left cutter, the middle cutter and the right cutter to move upward or downward is disposed, the retaining part is corresponding to the mouth of the limit slot, and the strip transport gap is positioned at the mouth of the limit slot;
the limit structure comprises a relative movement limit slot arranged on and through the lower sliding plate and a limit fitting piece, the limit fitting piece is connected to a bottom of the upper sliding plate through the relative movement limit slot;
the limit structure is configured to limit a movement distance of the lower sliding plate relative to the upper sliding plate, before the lower sliding plate slides backward from a position of an initial state thereof to a middle position, the limit structure does not obstruct the lower sliding plate to slide backward so that the upper sliding plate keeps in a position of an initial state; when the lower sliding plate slides backward from the middle position, the limit structure obstructs the lower sliding plate so that the upper sliding plate is driven to slide backward together with the lower sliding plate to an open state, the middle position is a position where the lower sliding plate is separated from the lower packing strap at the limit slot thereof; and
a position of the ironing head in a left and right direction is corresponding to a position between the right cutter and the retaining part.

US Pat. No. 10,167,094

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAKING A FILLED SACHET

DESIGNED BY M.E., LLC, B...

1. An apparatus for making a filled sachet comprising:an input module comprising a hopper;
a sachet maker module comprising a sachet maker; and
a dispensing module comprising a dispensing slide;
wherein the apparatus is about 14 inches or less in height and each module comprises a housing frame and can be removably attached to one another;
the sachet maker comprising:
a downtube, for delivering a content into an end portion of a sock formed from a permeable material;
a sealer, positioned proximate to the downtube, configured to seal the sock at a first seal position to form a sealed portion between the first seal position and the end portion of the sock, and to simultaneously seal the sock at a second seal position contained in a portion of the sock extraneous to the sealed portion, wherein the content is confined in the sealed portion, wherein each activation of the sealer to seal the sock requires a separate respective manual initiation;
a separator positioned proximate to the downtube, configured to separate the sealed portion of the sock from the sock at a separation position between the first seal position and the second seal position;
a dosing mechanism configured to release a predetermined quantity of the content, the dosing mechanism comprising a portion creator comprising a receiving plate physically coupled to and simultaneously rotatable with a knob, the receiving plate and an interior surface of the portion creator defining a predetermined volume within the portion creator when the receiving plate is in a substantially horizontal configuration, wherein rotation of the knob is configured to rotate the receiving plate, and wherein the rotation of the receiving plate to a vertical configuration is configured to release the predetermined quantity of the content into the downtube; and
a receiver located between the hopper and the portion creator, where the receiver has a diameter smaller than that of the portion creator.

US Pat. No. 10,167,092

PERCH FOR SCREENING DRONES

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A screening perch, comprising:a landing site configured to receive a drone for screening, wherein the drone is an unmanned vehicle;
a sensor configured to scan at least a portion of the drone; and
a drone verifier communicatively coupled to the sensor and is configured to:
evaluate data outputted from the sensor when scanning the portion of the drone;
determine whether the data satisfies a predefined criteria corresponding to a restricted geographic region; and
upon determining the predefined criteria is satisfied, permit the drone to enter the restricted geographic region.

US Pat. No. 10,167,091

ADAPTIVE SCAN RATE SPACE SURVEILLANCE SENSOR FOR SUPER-GEO ORBITS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A method for space surveillance, the method comprising:scanning, by at least one sensor on at least one satellite in super-geostationary earth orbit (super-GEO), a raster scan over a field of regard (FOR),
wherein the scanning is at a variable rate, which is dependent upon a target dwell time for detecting a target of interest,
wherein the target dwell time is a function of a characteristic brightness of the target, and
wherein the field of regard (FOR) of the at least one sensor is a function of a geometry between a sun and the at least one satellite and a function of an angle that the at least one satellite is pointing.

US Pat. No. 10,167,090

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FATIGUE MONITORING

SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORA...

1. A method of monitoring usage to determine accumulated component fatigue damage, comprising:evaluating, by a processor, available data for calculating an accumulated component fatigue damage for a component over a pre-determined time frame;
determining, by the processor, at least one available method for calculating the accumulated component fatigue damage based on the available data; and
determining, by the processor, the accumulated component fatigue damage for the component using the at least one available method; and
performing maintenance on the component based on the determined accumulated component fatigue damage,
wherein when the at least one available method is a plurality of available methods, determining the accumulated component fatigue damage includes determining the accumulated component fatigue damage using all of the plurality of available methods to generate multiple accumulated component fatigue damage calculations, and cross-checking the multiple accumulated component fatigue damage calculations with one another to flag inaccurate calculations.

US Pat. No. 10,167,089

GATEWAY FOR AIRCRAFT SENSOR DATA

1. An aircraft management device comprising:a processor; and
a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations, the operations comprising:
receiving non-flight performance related sensor data from a first sensor of an aircraft;
receiving additional non-flight performance related sensor data from a second sensor of the aircraft;
determining a condition based upon the non-flight performance related sensor data, wherein the non-flight performance related sensor data comprises seat occupancy data pertaining to a seat of the aircraft, wherein the condition is determined to exist when the seat occupancy data indicates that the seat has been unoccupied for greater than a threshold period of time;
determining an additional condition based upon the additional non-flight performance related sensor data;
selecting a single recommended action based upon both the condition that is determined based upon the non-flight performance related sensor data and the additional condition that is determined based upon the additional non-flight performance related sensor data; and
sending the single recommended action to a device of a flight crew member of the aircraft, wherein the single recommended action comprises an instruction to the flight crew member to check on an individual assigned to the seat.

US Pat. No. 10,167,088

CROSSWIND PERFORMANCE AIRCRAFT ENGINE SPINNER

General Electric Company,...

1. A spinner for mounting to a rotor of an aircraft gas turbine engine, the spinner comprising:a conical upstream or forward spinner section extending aftwardly from a spinner tip, the conical upstream or forward spinner section having a decreasing slope which transitions directly into a convex downstream or aft spinner section, the convex downstream or aft spinner section initially having a decreasing slope and subsequently having an increasing slope extending aftwardly to a spinner end which transitions directly into a leading edge of a fan blade platform,
the spinner circumscribed about a centerline axis,
the spinner having a spinner aspect ratio greater than 1.8, and
wherein the spinner aspect ratio is an axial distance between the spinner tip and a spinner end divided by a radial distance from the engine axial centerline axis to the spinner end.

US Pat. No. 10,167,087

COLLAPSIBLE INFLATABLE ASPIRATOR SYSTEM

GOODRICH CORPORATION, Ch...

1. An aspirator system for inflating an inflatable evacuation device, the aspirator system comprising:an aspirator body having a plurality of flapper doors configured to open to allow intake of atmospheric gas;
an aspirator barrel connecting the aspirator body to the inflatable evacuation device, having connected inflation chambers wrapping around a circumference of the aspirator barrel and arranged along a length of the aspirator barrel, and being configured to provide an aspirator barrel chamber for guiding the atmospheric gas to the inflatable evacuation device in response to the aspirator barrel being inflated; and
a showerhead nozzle disposed within the aspirator body, connected to the connected inflation chambers, configured to direct a first portion of high-pressure gas to the connected inflation chambers to inflate the aspirator barrel, and configured to direct a second portion of high-pressure gas through the aspirator barrel and compel intake of atmospheric gas through the plurality of flapper doors, to inflate the inflatable evacuation device;
wherein the aspirator barrel comprises a relief valve configured to release gas into the aspirator barrel chamber in response to a pressure inside the connected inflation chambers exceeding a threshold pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,167,086

ANTI-ICING SYSTEM FOR AN AIRCRAFT

SHORT BROTHERS PLC, Belf...

1. An anti-icing system for use within a chamber of an aircraft having an exterior wall of which an outer surface can be subject to ice formation, the anti-icing system comprising:a nozzle arranged to inject hot gas within the chamber; and
a gas-mixing device defining an inlet, an outlet, and an airflow channel extending between the inlet and the outlet for receiving hot gas from the nozzle, the gas-mixing device comprising a swirl-inducing feature for causing gas from the chamber to be drawn into the airflow channel with a swirling effect when hot gas from the nozzle is injected into the airflow channel,
wherein the swirl-inducing feature comprises a plurality of various recesses at the inlet of the gas-mixing device,
wherein the airflow channel has a converging section that extends from the inlet toward the outlet of the gas-mixing device,
wherein the converging section of the airflow channel is followed by a diverging section in a direction toward the outlet, and
wherein the inlet has a diameter that is superior to that of the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,167,085

NOZZLE AND VANE SYSTEM FOR NACELLE ANTI-ICING

General Electric Company,...

6. A method for preventing icing of an inlet lip of an aircraft engine, said method comprising:directing a high temperature gas stream at a first direction from a nozzle into an inlet lip comprising an outer shell attached to a bulkhead, the inlet lip enclosing an annular housing volume;
redirecting the high temperature gas stream through a first turn angle from the first direction to a second direction using a first vane positioned downstream from the nozzle, the second direction directed toward an inner circumference of the inlet lip and configured to reduce a direct impingement of the high temperature gas stream on an inner surface of the inlet lip;
redirecting the high temperature gas stream through a second turn angle from the first direction to a third direction using a second vane positioned downstream from the nozzle, wherein:
the second vane is positioned farther from the inner circumference of the inlet lip relative to the first vane; and
the second turn angle is directed more toward the inner circumference relative to the first turn angle.

US Pat. No. 10,167,084

AIRCRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEM AIR DUCT ARRANGEMENT

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

1. An air duct arrangement for an aircraft, the arrangement comprising:an environmental control system air inlet arranged to ingest a low velocity portion of a first boundary layer air flow adjacent an aircraft external surface, and to deliver a flow of air to an environmental control system air intake; and
an ejector arranged to receive an environmental control system exhaust and having an ejector inlet, different from the environmental control system air inlet, arranged to receive a second boundary layer air flow adjacent the aircraft external surface from an aft region of the aircraft, the ejector being further arranged to exhaust air from an ejector exhaust to an ambient airstream at an aft portion of the aircraft,
wherein the ejector comprises an annular housing extending about a periphery of rear portion of the fuselage and defining a gap between an outer surface of the fuselage and the annular housing through which the second boundary layer air flow may flow in use.

US Pat. No. 10,167,083

CRADLE RECLINE MECHANISM FOR FIXED-SHELL AIRCRAFT SEAT

1. An aircraft passenger seat, comprising:a seat bottom having a front edge and a rear edge;
a seatback pivotably attached to the seat bottom proximate the rear edge and positioned forward of a fixed-shell; and
a cradling recline mechanism directly coupled to a movable pivot axis of the seat bottom proximate the seatback, the cradling recline mechanism including an arcuate side rail, connected to the seat bottom, and a linkage arm coupled to a fixed frame member and the arcuate side rail that glides along a roller track, articulating the seat bottom between a first position and a second position by guiding the movable pivot axis along a curvature of the roller track;
whereby, as the seat bottom moves from the first position to the second position, the cradling recline mechanism causes the seat bottom to translate forward and lower, wherein the rear edge of the seat bottom lowers more than the forward edge of the seat bottom such that the seat bottom is inclined to a greater degree when in the second position as compared to the seat bottom when in the first position, and causes the seatback to translate forward, lower, and recline.

US Pat. No. 10,167,081

FLYING WING WITH SIDE CARGO COMPARTMENT

AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS, T...

1. A flying wing for passenger transport comprising:a leading edge;
a passenger cabin fitted with multiple passenger seats; and
a first hold and a second hold, positioned laterally outwardly respectively on either side of said passenger cabin for transporting luggage and/or goods, wherein each of the first hold and the second hold is fitted with at least one hold access door incorporated in the leading edge of said flying wing and leading to the hold, wherein each of the first hold and the second hold is delimited by a respective floor opposite a ceiling wherein the respective floor is located at a height above that of a floor of said passenger cabin,
wherein the flying wing is devoid of any hold for transporting luggage and/or goods under the passenger cabin.

US Pat. No. 10,167,080

STORAGE MODES FOR TILTROTOR AIRCRAFT

Bell Helicopter Textron I...

1. A tiltrotor aircraft having a VTOL flight mode, a forward flight mode and a storage mode, the aircraft comprising:a fuselage;
a wing rotatably mounted to the fuselage and having first and second outboard ends, the wing reversibly rotatable between a flight orientation, substantially perpendicular to the fuselage, in the flight modes, and a stowed orientation, substantially parallel to the fuselage, in the storage mode;
first and second pylon assemblies respectively positioned proximate the first and second outboard ends of the wing;
first and second mast assemblies respectively rotatable relative to the first and second pylon assemblies, the first and second mast assemblies reversibly rotatable between a substantially vertical orientation, in the VTOL flight mode, and a substantially horizontal orientation, in the forward flight mode and the storage mode; and
first and second proprotor assemblies respectively rotatable relative to the first and second mast assemblies, the first and second proprotor assemblies each including first, second and third rotor blades and each having a radially extended orientation, in the flight modes, and a stowed orientation, in the storage mode, wherein the first rotor blade of each proprotor assembly is folded beamwise below the wing substantially conforming with the respective pylon assembly and the second and third rotor blades of each proprotor assembly are folded beamwise above the wing substantially conforming with the respective pylon assembly;
wherein, the tiltrotor aircraft is configured to fold the first rotor blade of each proprotor assembly beamwise from the radially extended orientation to the stowed orientation while the first and second mast assemblies are rotated from the substantially vertical orientation to the substantially horizontal orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,167,079

MAIN ROTOR ROTATIONAL SPEED CONTROL FOR ROTORCRAFT

SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORA...

1. An aircraft comprising:an airframe having an extending tail;
a counter rotating, coaxial main rotor assembly disposed at the airframe including an upper rotor assembly and a lower rotor assembly;
a translational thrust system positioned at the extending tail and providing translational thrust to the airframe; and
a flight control system including an engine controller configured to control a main rotor rotational speed of the upper and the lower rotor assemblies of the main rotor assembly as a function of airspeed of the aircraft to maintain rotor blade tip speed of the upper and lower rotor assemblies below a threshold rotor tip speed.

US Pat. No. 10,167,078

ROTARY OR FIXED WING AIRCRAFT WITH THRUST VECTORING TAIL

SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORA...

1. An aircraft assembly, comprising:a first member extending from an aircraft airframe;
a propeller, which is drivable to rotate; and
a second member on which the propeller is supported and which is aerodynamically pivotable with respect to the first member;
wherein a rotational axis of the propeller is variable relative to a longitudinal axis of the second member.

US Pat. No. 10,167,077

ROTOR DOME, A ROTOR, AND A ROTORCRAFT

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS, Mari...

1. A dome for a rotor of a rotorcraft, the dome comprising a cap extending radially and in elevation from a center of the cap on an axis of rotation towards a periphery of the cap and in azimuth over 360 degrees, the cap extending in thickness from a bottom face for facing a hub of the rotor towards a top face above the bottom face, the dome including notches enabling blades to pass therethrough in order to allow the blades to flap;wherein the dome includes a plurality of slots between the periphery and the axis of rotation in elevation, each slot being distinct from the notches, each slot passing through a thickness of the cap by extending in elevation from the bottom face to the top face, the dome including in azimuth along at least one circular path about the axis of rotation a succession of solid surfaces defined by parts of the top face and two adjacent slots, respectively, of the plurality of slots, the solid surfaces facing an incident air stream so that the incident air stream impacts in succession against a solid surface of the solid surfaces and a slot of the plurality of slots during rotation of the dome about the axis of rotation in elevation, wherein the solid surfaces comprise a plurality of arms extending spanwise from the axis of rotation in elevation towards the periphery, each arm extending in azimuth between two adjacent slots, respectively, of the plurality of slots, each arm presenting an airfoil profile extending in azimuth between a leading edge in the vicinity of one slot of the two adjacent slots, respectively, and a trailing edge in the vicinity of the other slot of the two adjacent slots, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,167,075

JOINT ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF FORMING THEREOF

The Boeing Company, Chic...

16. A method of forming a joint assembly, said method comprising:providing a first component including a plurality of layers formed from a first material, and a plurality of strips formed from a second material;
forming a second component including a plurality of retention members and a plurality of recesses defined between adjacent retention members;
extending a portion of a second component at least partially into the first component, the portion having an uneven outer profile;
coupling a first layer of the plurality of layers to the plurality of retention members and within the plurality of recesses;
coupling a strip of said plurality of strips to the first layer within each recess;
surrounding the second component and the plurality of strips with a second layer of the plurality of layers such that an entirety of the second component is inward of an entirety of the plurality of layers and the second component is not exposed to an exterior environment;
wherein a first layer of said plurality of layers is coupled to said plurality of retention members and positioned within said plurality of recesses, and wherein each strip of said plurality of strips is coupled to said first layer within each recess, wherein a second layer of said plurality of layers is coupled to said plurality of strips opposite said first layer such that said each strip is positioned between said first layer and said second layer.

US Pat. No. 10,167,074

STRUCTURE FORMED FROM COMPOSITE MATERIAL

Airbus Operations Limited...

1. A composite structure comprising:a composite structural member formed from a synthetic composite material;
a sealant layer disposed on a surface of the composite structural member;
a first metallic layer disposed on the sealant layer; and
a second metallic layer comprising a fastener region, in which one or more fasteners are located, an extent of the first metallic layer being spaced from the fastener region by a predetermined distance,
wherein the second metallic layer is disposed in or on a surface of the composite structural member and is overlapped by the first metallic layer, and
wherein the sealant layer overlaps the second metallic layer.

US Pat. No. 10,167,073

MULTI-PIECE BEZEL FOR ELECTRO-OPTIC WINDOW ASSEMBLY

GENTEX CORPORATION, Zeel...

1. A window mounting assembly, comprising:a multi-piece bezel comprising:
a first portion having an attachment feature, and
a second portion having a retention feature configured to engage the attachment feature such that an inner opening is defined having an inner wall, wherein the inner wall defines a channel;
wherein the multi-piece bezel is configured to couple to an aircraft pressure pane and an aircraft pressure pane frame; and
an electro-optic element disposed in the opening and configured for reception in the channel of the inner wall.

US Pat. No. 10,167,071

DUAL DIFFERENTIAL RUDDER SYSTEM

Townsend Marine Design, I...

1. A dual differential rudder system for steering a marine vehicle, the rudder system comprising:a port side differential rudder system comprising:
a port side upper linkage assembly bar;
a port side lower linkage assembly bar;
a port side outside rudder; and
a port side inside rudder;
a starboard side differential rudder system comprising:
a starboard side upper linkage assembly bar;
a starboard side lower linkage assembly bar;
a starboard side outside rudder; and
a starboard side inside rudder,
wherein the port side differential rudder system is configured to turn the port side outside rudder at a different angle than the port side inside rudder angle, and the starboard side differential rudder system is configured to turn the starboard side outside rudder at a different angle than the starboard side inside rudder angle.

US Pat. No. 10,167,070

MARINE ELECTRIC POWER STEERING SYSTEM WITH CABLE ASSEMBLY

STEERING SOLUTIONS IP HOL...

1. A marine electric power steering system comprising:an actuator assembly having an actuator assembly input, an actuator assembly output, and an electric motor arranged to actuator the actuator assembly output, the actuator assembly input being operatively connected to a steering shaft that extends along a steering column axis;
a step down gear assembly, comprising:
a first gear driven by a second gear, and
a crank arm extending from the first gear, the crank arm is disposed transverse to the steering column axis; and
a cable assembly extending from an end of the crank arm to a steering device, in response to rotation of the steering shaft about the steering column axis, the actuator assembly output rotates the second gear, and the second gear rotates the first gear, such that the crank arm moves the cable assembly to move the steering device.

US Pat. No. 10,167,069

MOUNTING AND ACTUATION DEVICE

SIDESHIFT INC., Carleton...

1. A mounting and actuation device comprising:a mounting body adapted to mount the device to an external surface, the mounting body having a first end and a second end, at least one mounting surface, and a first side wall element and a second side wall element, the at least one mounting surface having an upper surface configured to abut the external surface, the at least one mounting surface further having a lower surface, the first side wall element downwardly projecting from the lower surface of the at least one mounting surface, the second side wall element downwardly projecting from the lower surface of the at least one mounting surface, the first side wall element having an inner surface and an outer surface, the second side wall element having an inner surface and an outer surface; and
an actuation arm operable for movement from a first stowed position to a second actuated position, the actuation arm operably connected to the mounting body at a first proximal end, the actuation arm having a second distal end, the second distal end having a mounting surface adapted to receive an accessory;
wherein the actuation arm is configured to be generally parallel to the external surface in the first stowed position.

US Pat. No. 10,167,068

APPARATUS FOR ROWING IN THE DIRECTION THE ROWER IS FACING

1. An apparatus for rowing in the direction the rower is facing, the apparatus comprising:a counteracting four-bar linkage system comprising:
a base frame, the base frame comprising first bearings and second bearings,
a grip lever, the grip lever having a grip lever axis and being a crank of the counteracting four-bar linkage system,
an oar lever, the oar lever having an oar lever axis and being a driven arm of the counteracting four-bar linkage system, and
a linkage,
a first bearing body mounted in the base frame via the first bearings and comprising a first main axle, the linkage being connected to the first bearing body, the oar lever being mounted in the first bearing body so as to be rotatable about the oar lever axis,
a second bearing body mounted in the base frame via the second bearings and comprising a second main axle, the grip lever being mounted in the second bearing body so as to be rotatable about the grip lever axis, the linkage being connected to the second bearing body,
a rotary drive at the first bearing body, the rotary drive comprising a first actuator rod, the first actuator rod being coaxial with the first main axle of the first bearing body, the oar lever being connected to the rotary drive,
a second actuator rod, the second actuator rod being actuated by the grip lever and being coaxial with the second main axle, and
a seesaw mounted on the base frame and having a first side and a second side, the second actuator rod engaging with the first side of the seesaw, the first actuator rod engaging with the second side of the seesaw,
wherein an actuation of the second actuator rod causes the seesaw to shift the first actuator rod.

US Pat. No. 10,167,067

VESSEL PROPULSION APPARATUS AND VESSEL INCLUDING THE SAME

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A vessel propulsion apparatus comprising:a duct including a stator;
a propeller including a rim that includes a rotor facing the stator and defining an electric motor in combination with the stator, and a blade on an inner side in a radial direction of the rim;
a fluid bearing provided on the duct, and that defines a gap into which surrounding water is introduced between the fluid bearing and the rim, and is water-lubricated with respect to the rim due to water introduced into the gap from the surroundings; and
a motor controller configured or programmed to drive the electric motor by rotation speed control in a rotation speed control region in which an output command is not more than a predetermined value, and drives the electric motor by torque control in a torque control region in which an output command is more than the predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 10,167,065

AUXILIARY WAKE BALLAST SYSTEM

1. A system comprising:a primary ballast tank;
an auxiliary ballast tank; and
a Venturi valve having a fluid input channel, a first fluid output channel, and a second fluid output channel that outputs fluid at a pressure that is higher than that of the first fluid output channel,
wherein the first fluid output channel of the Venturi valve is coupled to the primary ballast tank for filling the primary ballast tank with fluid, and the second fluid output channel of the Venturi valve is coupled to the auxiliary ballast tank for filling the auxiliary ballast tank with fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,167,064

SIDE CUTAWAY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR KAYAKS

1. A side cutaway system for a kayak comprising:a deck and hull;
a side cutaway on both sides of the kayak in an area where a kayaker's knuckles and paddle shaft pass by the kayak, and
a bow sheer line ends at the bow end of the side cutaway, and
a stern sheer line ends at the stern end of the side cutaway, and
a top edge of the side cutaway intersects with the deck, and
a bottom edge of the side cutaway intersects with the hull, and
the side cutaway creates a discontinuity in the shape of the kayak which allows the paddle shaft to pass closer to the center of the kayak.

US Pat. No. 10,167,062

CABLE LOADING STRUCTURE

JDR Cable Systems Ltd., ...

15. A cable loading method for loading cable to or from a floating tank, the outer periphery of the floating tank being generally circular around a vertical axis, the method comprising providing:a floatable structure having a plurality of tank engaging members, wherein at least one of said tank engaging members is moveable between a first position and a second position such that in said first position said tank is moveable towards or away from said cable loading structure and in said second position, said tank is restrained against movement towards or away from said cable loading structure; and
a drive system on said floatable structure frictionally engageable with the outer periphery of the tank for rotating the tank; and
the method further comprising:
moving said moveable tank engaging member into said first position;
moving said tank into engagement with said floatable structure;
moving said moveable tank engaging member into said second position to engage said tank;
frictionally driving the sides of said tank to rotate within said floatable structure; and
feeding cable to or from the tank via the floatable structure;
wherein said cable loading structure has a main body and two arms defining a reception region for receiving the tank.

US Pat. No. 10,167,060

BUOYANT STRUCTURE WITH FRAME AND KEEL SECTION

1. A buoyant structure comprising:a. a hull having a main deck, the hull further comprising:
(i) a lower inwardly-tapering frustoconical side section that extends from the main deck;
(ii) a lower generally rounded section extending from the lower inwardly-tapering frustoconical side section;
(iii) a generally rounded keel;
b. a fin-shaped appendage secured to a lower and an outer portion of the exterior of the hull proximate the generally rounded keel;
c. a first frame extending from the generally rounded keel; and
d. a first keel extension connected to the first frame;
e. a plurality of support structures connected to a plurality of cross members, with a plurality of concentric supports connected to the plurality of cross members.

US Pat. No. 10,167,057

JET BOAT

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

11. A jet boat comprising:a hull;
a first jet propulsion unit provided to the hull, the first jet propulsion unit having a first steering deflector with a first propulsion axis, the first steering deflector being movable with respect to the hull;
a second jet propulsion unit provided to the hull, the second jet propulsion unit having a second steering deflector with a second propulsion axis, the second steering deflector being movable with respect to the hull; and
a user control switch operatively coupled to at least one of the first and second jet propulsion units to adjust a tilt of at least one of the first and second propulsion axes with respect to a vertical direction.

US Pat. No. 10,167,056

BICYCLE TRANSMISSION CONTROL APPARATUS

Shimano Inc., Osaka (JP)...

1. A bicycle transmission control apparatus comprising:a controller configured to operate a transmission to be operated according to a parameter representing a running state of a bicycle and a predetermined shifting condition,
the controller being further configured to set the predetermined shifting condition based on the parameter representing the running state of the bicycle and a tilt angle of the bicycle, the predetermined shifting condition including a threshold value related to the parameter representing the running state of the bicycle, and
the controller being further configured to set the predetermined shifting condition by changing the threshold value, the controller changing the threshold value based on changes of the bicycle running state when the tilt angle changes from a predetermined angle.

US Pat. No. 10,167,055

VARIABLY EXPANDING CHAIN TRANSMISSION

1. A transmission for a bicycle, comprising:(a) a rigid base plate for rotating about a central axis of rotation;
(b) a plurality of adjustment glide tracks attached between an outer portion of the rigid base plate and a central portion of the rigid base plate, each of the plurality of adjustment glide tracks comprising at least two locking notches;
(c) a plurality of gear segments, each one of the plurality of gear segments having a plurality of teeth for engaging a drive chain, each of the plurality of gear segments being attached to said rigid base plate to allow said plurality of gear segments to slide radially inward and outward along one of the plurality of adjustment glide tracks, and each one of the plurality of gear segments comprising a sliding pin for engaging the one of the plurality of adjustment glide tracks via one of the locking notches;
(d) a non-rotating control guide for engaging a sliding pin of each of the plurality of gear segments with one of the plurality of adjustment glide tracks, the non-rotating control guide comprising an inner plate and an outer plate, the inner plate and outer plate non-pivotably connected to the non-rotating control guide and adapted so that the inner plate urges the sliding pin of each of the plurality of gear segments toward the outer portion of the base plate and the outer plate urges the sliding pin of each of the plurality of gear segments toward the central portion of the base plate; and
(e) a control cable for movement of the non-rotating control guide by an operator of the bicycle,
wherein operation of the control cable moves the non-rotating control guide backward or forward for engaging a sliding pin of each of the plurality gear segments, moving each of the plurality of gear segments in a direction toward the outer portion of the rigid base plate or toward the central portion of the base plate and changing an effective radius of a curved path formed by the plurality of gear segments.

US Pat. No. 10,167,054

MOTORCYCLE

SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION,...

1. A motorcycle comprising:a vehicle body frame including a right and left pair of main frames extending from a head pipe while widening rearward, and pivot frames welded to the main frames, the pivot frames extending toward a rear downward direction;
an engine arranged under the main frames;
a heat replacer equipped on a vehicle front side of the engine, the heat replacer comprising a radiator and an oil cooler; and
hanging portions holding and fastening the engine to the main frames, the hanging portions comprise:
a front hanging portion set to a front portion of the main frames; and
a rear hanging portion set to a center portion of the main frames,
wherein the front hanging portion includes a separate engine suspending bracket,
wherein the main frames include a front portion having a bulge portion on a vehicle-widthwise outer side, and one of the hanging portions is settable to the bulge portion,
wherein the engine suspending bracket is mounted on the engine by being fastened with bolts to a suspension boss portion disposed integrally with one of a crankcase and a cylinder block, and mounted on the vehicle body frame by being fastened with bolts to a bracket installation surface disposed integrally with a distal end of the bulge portion of the main frames,
wherein the engine suspending bracket overlaps a part of the engine in a vehicle side view, and
wherein the engine suspending bracket has an inner surface having a gap with a cylinder and a cylinder head of the engine in a vehicle top view, the inner surface guiding heat generated in the radiator to a rear side of a vehicle body, and the engine suspending bracket has an inner surface shape formed expanding outward.

US Pat. No. 10,167,053

BICYCLE DRIVE UNIT

Shimano Inc., Osaka (JP)...

1. A bicycle drive unit comprising:a transmission having a plurality of gear shift stages; and
a motor configured to transmit torque to the transmission,
the transmission comprises
a first input side rotating body and a second input side rotating body rotatably disposed around a first rotational axis;
a first output side rotating body rotatably disposed around a second rotational axis that is parallel to the first rotational axis, and coupled to the first input side rotating body;
a second output side rotating body rotatably disposed around the second rotational axis and coupled to the second input side rotating body;
an output unit configured to receive rotation of the first output side rotating body and the second output side rotating body; and
a switching mechanism configured to switch between a first state in which the rotation of the first input side rotating body is transmitted to the output unit, and a second state in which the rotation of the second input side rotating body is transmitted to the output unit;
the output unit being configured to receive only torque from the motor via the first input side rotating body and the second input side rotating body, and
the output unit being configured such that torque outputted from the output unit merges with a manual drive force in a drive force transmission path from the output unit to a wheel.

US Pat. No. 10,167,050

ELECTRIC ASSIST DEVICE FOR A BICYCLE AND BICYCLE EQUIPPED WITH SUCH A DEVICE

Compagnie Generale des Et...

1. An electrical assistance device for a bicycle, the device comprising:an electrical machine that includes a support arm and a rotor shaft, wherein the rotor shaft supports a drive roller via a free-wheel member, wherein the support arm includes a pivot shaft that is mountable on the bicycle, wherein a pivot axis of the pivot shaft is located at a distance from an axis of the rotor shaft, and wherein the support arm is pivotable in a first pivoting direction in order to place the drive roller in contact with an annular contact region of a wheel of the bicycle when in a driving position for a forward movement, and is pivotable in a second pivoting direction to a separated position in order to separate the drive roller from the annular contact region when not in a driving position for forward movement;
a restoring device that acts on the support arm in the first pivoting direction;
an actuatable positioner that holds the support arm releasably in the separated position of the drive roller; and
a controller that controls operation of the electrical machine,
wherein the controller supplies the electrical machine with electrical energy to produce a motive torque in a direction of the wheel of the bicycle being driven in the forward movement via a free-wheel member and the drive roller, and
wherein the controller delivers an electrical pulse to the electrical machine to produce a reaction torque in a direction opposite to the direction of the motive torque when the bicycle is not being driven in the forward movement, causing the support arm to pivot in the second pivoting direction, and causing actuation of the positioner.

US Pat. No. 10,167,048

POWER STORAGE DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A power storage device comprising:a storage battery;
a mount that detachably mounts the power storage device on a motor-driven moving object having a motor;
an output controller that controls output of driving power from the storage battery to the motor; and
a controller programmed to, when the motor-driven moving object is within a particular area, cause the output controller to reduce the driving power supplied from the power storage device to the motor, compared to the driving power when the motor-driven moving object is outside the particular area,
wherein the output controller and the controller are provided in the power storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,167,047

BICYCLE DRIVE UNIT

Shimano Inc., Osaka (JP)...

1. A bicycle drive unit comprising:a crankshaft;
a housing includes a synthetic resin first portion, a synthetic resin second portion and a metallic third portion, the synthetic resin first portion including a first axle bearing portion that rotatably supports a first end of the crankshaft, the synthetic resin second portion including a second axle bearing portion that rotatably supports a second end of the crankshaft, the metallic third portion disposed in between the synthetic resin first portion and the synthetic resin second portion, the metallic third portion defining an internal space of the housing along with the synthetic resin first portion and the synthetic resin second portion;
an output unit coaxially disposed on the second end of the crankshaft and operatively coupled to the crankshaft to receive rotation of the crankshaft;
an electric motor disposed in the internal space of the housing and being in contact with the metallic third portion, the electric motor further being operatively coupled to the output unit to transmit rotation of the electric motor to the output unit; and
a control board disposed in the internal space of the housing and electrically coupled to the electric motor, the control board being mounted on the metallic third portion.

US Pat. No. 10,167,046

VEHICLE WITH WEIGHT-BASED DRIVE MECHANISM

Cyclazoom, LLC, Evanston...

1. A vehicle, comprising:a frame;
a seat mounted to said frame;
a wheel rotatably mounted on said frame and having an axle;
a main drive sprocket plate spaced apart from said axle of said wheel;
a drive chain that couples said main drive sprocket plate to said axle of said wheel such that rotation of said main drive sprocket plate causes rotation of said axle of said wheel and thus rotation of said wheel, said drive chain passing around said axle of said wheel;
at least one drive mechanism that causes rotation of said main drive sprocket plate and thereby cause rotation of said wheel;
each of said at least one drive mechanism comprising:
an arm pivotally attached at a first end region to said frame to pivot about a fixed pivot axis relative to said frame;
a weight arranged on said arm at an opposite, second end region;
a pedal attached to said weight, said pedal and thus said weight being movable by a user of the vehicle when present in said seat to cause pivoting of said arm; and
an energy transfer system that converts pivotal movement of said arm about the fixed pivot axis into motive power to rotate said main drive sprocket plate and thus said wheel,
said energy transfer system comprising:
an overrunning clutch mechanism having an outer ring and an inner ring configured such that rotation of said outer ring in a first direction causes rotation of said inner ring while rotation of said outer ring in a second, opposite direction does not cause rotation of said inner ring, said inner ring being motively coupled to said drive chain such that rotation of said inner ring causes movement of said drive chain and results in rotation of said wheel; and
an elongate link having a first end region that moves when said pedal moves and a second, opposite end region coupled to said outer ring, pivotal movement of said arm causing pulling of said link and rotation of said outer ring in the first direction; and
a roller attached to said frame and over which said link passes.

US Pat. No. 10,167,045

POLE PROPELLED VELOCIPEDE

1. A two-wheeled vehicle comprising:a forward structural member supported by a front wheel rotatably mounted thereto, the forward structural member pivotally connected to a rearward structural member supported by a rear wheel rotatably mounted thereto, the front wheel pivotable about a substantially vertical steering axis, the steering axis and a point-of-contact of the rear wheel with the ground defining a first plane, the steering axis and a point-of-contact of the front wheel with the ground defining a second plane, the point-of-contact of the front wheel with the ground and the point-of-contact of the rear wheel with the ground defining a longitudinal axis, the first plane and the second plane capable of an alignment on the longitudinal axis whereby the front wheel aligns with the rear wheel;
a first support means attached to the rearward structural member in a fixed, non-rotatable position relative to the steering axis and rearward of the steering axis, configured to support a body mass of the rider above the longitudinal axis disposed symmetrically on opposing sides of the first plane, wherein a first center-of-mass forms that includes the body mass of the rider;
a second support means attached to the forward structural member extending forward of the steering axis disposed symmetrically on opposing sides of the second plane, and configured to support a weight of feet and legs of the rider at a fixed location relative to the forward structural member, wherein a second center-of-mass forms that includes the weight of the feet and the legs of the rider; and
at least one accessory contact means attached to the vehicle capable of bracing the rider and configured to contact a part of a body of the rider other than a hand or an upper limb;
wherein when the rider tilts the vehicle in a direction, the first center-of-mass rotates about the longitudinal axis, and the second center-of-mass rotates about the steering axis causing the front wheel to pivot about the steering axis and steers the vehicle in the direction.

US Pat. No. 10,167,044

NON-METALLIC BRACKET

Shimano Inc., Osaka (JP)...

1. A non-metallic bracket for a bicycle hydraulic component, the non-metallic bracket comprising:a non-metallic body having a hydraulic hose attachment port and an internal fluid passage, the hydraulic hose attachment port having an insertion opening disposed at an exterior surface of the non-metallic body and an internal attachment bore extending from the insertion opening towards the internal fluid passage, the internal attachment bore of the hydraulic hose attachment port including an internal screw thread portion that threadedly receives a hose fastening fitting; and
a force receiving member, provided to the non-metallic body, so as to receive force applied to the non-metallic body in an area of the hydraulic hose attachment port caused by screwing the hose fastening fitting into the internal screw thread portion of the non-metallic body, the force receiving member including a tubular insert disposed in the internal attachment bore of the hydraulic hose attachment port, the tubular insert having a bushing contact surface that at least partially faces in an axial direction of the internal attachment bore of the hydraulic hose attachment port; wherein the bushing contact surface limits insertion of a bushing, located adjacent the tubular insert, in a direction towards the internal fluid passage.

US Pat. No. 10,167,043

VEHICLE

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A vehicle comprising:a body frame;
a right front wheel and a left front wheel aligned side by side in a left-and-right direction of the body frame;
a right brake that applies a brake force to the right front wheel;
a left brake that applies a brake force to the left front wheel;
a brake operator that operates at least one of the right brake and the left brake;
a grip that a rider grips; and
a steering force transmission that transmits a steering force from the grip to the right front wheel and the left front wheel, the steering force transmission including:
a steering shaft that turns about an intermediate turning axis which extends in an up-and-down direction of the body frame;
a handlebar located at an upper portion of the steering shaft and the grip is located on at least one end of the handlebar; and
a tie rod that transmits a turning motion of the steering shaft to the right front wheel and the left front wheel; wherein
a rubber damper that suppresses the transmission of vibration, which is due to a difference between a frictional force that is generated between the right front wheel and a corresponding road surface and a frictional force that is generated between the left front wheel and a corresponding road surface, to the grip is provided in the steering force transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,167,042

CLUTCH CONTROL SYSTEM

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

11. A clutch control apparatus comprising:a clutch lever supported so as to be rotatable about a rotary shaft;
operation amount detector to detect an operation amount of said clutch lever; and
a reaction force applying device configured to apply operation reaction force to said clutch lever, the reaction force applying device including a spring as a reaction force generation source,
wherein said reaction force applying device includes a plurality of reaction force generation cylinders arranged parallel to one another,
each of said plurality of reaction force generation cylinders includes a cylinder body accommodating a spring,
each of the springs of said plurality of reaction force generation cylinders has a different load characteristic from one another, and
said clutch lever includes an input/output arm extending from the vicinity of said rotary shaft toward an input/output part of each of said plurality of reaction force generation cylinders, to allow transmission of operating force and reaction force between said clutch lever and said reaction force applying device,
wherein:
said clutch lever is attached in front of a handlebar of a vehicle by a clamp-type lever holder; and
said plurality of reaction force generation cylinders are provided in the front of said handlebar and includes an upper cylinder and a lower cylinder, the upper cylinder being located above the lower cylinder.

US Pat. No. 10,167,041

BICYCLE OPERATING DEVICE

SHIMANO INC., Sakai (JP)...

1. A bicycle operating device comprising:a base member configured to be mounted to a free end of a bicycle handlebar, the base member having a longitudinal axis defined along a center axis of the free end of the bicycle handlebar in a mounting state where the base member is mounted to the free end of the bicycle handlebar, the base member including a cylinder bore having a cylinder center axis, the cylinder bore being at least partly arranged in the bicycle handlebar in the mounting state, the base member including a proximal portion extending within an interior of the bicycle handlebar in the mounting state, the proximal portion being disposed farther from the free end of the bicycle handlebar than the cylinder bore and having a center axis;
an operating member pivotally coupled to the base member about a pivot axis, the cylinder center axis being inclined relative to the longitudinal axis by an inclination angle equal to or larger than 4 degrees and inclined relative to the center axis of the proximal portion of the base member; and
a piston movably provided in the cylinder bore and operatively coupled to the operating member to move in the cylinder bore in response to a pivotal movement of the operating member.

US Pat. No. 10,167,040

BICYCLE SUSPENSION STEM WITH INTEGRATED PIVOT

Redshift Sports LLC, Phi...

1. A bicycle suspension stem mountable between a steerer tube of a fork and a handlebar to secure the handlebar to a bicycle, the bicycle suspension stem comprising:a static part configured to connect to a steerer of a bicycle fork, the static part comprising a connection portion and a protrusion portion having an end disposed away from the connection portion;
a suspended part rotatably connected to the static part and configured to connect to a handlebar;
a biasing member disposed between the protrusion portion and an inside surface of the suspended part to resist rotation of the suspended part about an axis of rotation; and
a wedge connected to said end of the protrusion portion to secure the biasing member between the protrusion and the inside surface of the suspended part and to limit rotational movement of the suspended part.

US Pat. No. 10,167,039

RIDER SAFETY SYSTEM FOR A MOTORCYCLE

1. A rider safety system, comprising:a handlebar assembly, comprising:
a handlebar mount comprising:
a handlebar mount first side;
a handlebar mount second side; and,
a handlebar mount third side;
a post secured at a post first end to said handlebar mount second side extending away from said handlebar mount second side;
a quick-connect fastener assembly secured to said post at a post second end opposite said handlebar mount second side;
a first handlebar having a first handlebar first end and a first handlebar second end; and,
a second handlebar having a second handlebar first end and a second handlebar second end;
wherein said first handlebar first end and said second handlebar first end are secured to said quick-connect fastener assembly;
at least one foot peg assembly, comprising:
a foot peg mount;
a fixed arm, having a fixed arm first end secured to said foot peg mount;
an extendable arm, having an extendable arm first end slidably engaging a fixed arm second end; and,
a foot peg affixed to an extendable arm second end;
wherein said handlebar mount is configured to be secured to a motorcycle frame; and,
wherein said foot peg mount is configured to be secured to said motorcycle frame.

US Pat. No. 10,167,038

SELF-BALANCING SCOOTER WITH FOLDABLE FOOTHOLD FOR ADDITIONAL RIDER

ROBO3 CO., LTD., Seoul (...

1. A self-balancing scooter with a foldable foothold for an additional rider comprising:a housing;
a controller mounted inside the housing for controlling running and direction change;
motors respectively mounted at both sides of the housing;
wheels respectively mounted on shafts of the motors;
a battery mounted on a bottom surface of the housing;
a riding board mounted on an upper part of the housing for allowing a main rider to put his or her feet thereon;
a foldable foothold attached to a side wall of the riding board and configured to be folded on an upper surface of the riding board for a single rider and to be unfolded and disposed at a rear of the riding board for allowing an additional rider to put his or her feet on the unfolded foldable foothold;
casters mounted at one side of the foldable foothold;
a fitting hole formed at another side of the foldable foothold; and
a bracket assembled to the fitting hole through a rotary shaft and attached to the side wall of the riding board, the bracket having assembly holes.

US Pat. No. 10,167,037

HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTIVE MOTION APPARATUS

HANGZHOU CHIC INTELLIGENT...

1. A human-machine interactive motion apparatus comprising:a first frame and a second frame rotatable relative to each other;
a rotating mechanism disposed between the first frame and the second frame to rotatably connect the first frame to the second frame;
a rotation stop member fixed on at least one of the first frame and the second frame; and
a function extension member rotatably connected to the rotation stop member;
wherein the function extension member is connected to the rotation stop member in a stop connection manner to limit a rotation angle of the function extension member relative to the at least one of the first frame and the second frame;
the rotating mechanism comprises a stop shaft disposed between the first frame and the second frame configured to limit a maximum rotation angle between the first frame and the second frame.

US Pat. No. 10,167,036

ELECTRIC BALANCE VEHICLE

HANGZHOU CHIC INTELLECTUA...

1. An electric balance vehicle, comprising:a top cover;
a bottom cover;
an inner cover fixed between the top cover and the bottom cover, the inner cover comprising a first inner cover and a second inner cover rotatable relative to each other;
a rotating mechanism fixed between the first inner cover and the second inner cover;
two wheels rotatably fixed at two sides of the inner cover, respectively;
two hub motors fixed in the two wheels, respectively;
a plurality of sensors;
a power supply; and
a controller, wherein the controller is electrically connected with the plurality of sensors, the power supply, and the hub motors, and the controller controls the hub motors to drive the two wheels to rotate according to signals from the plurality of sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,167,035

BLOW MOLDED TOY CYCLE

Custom-Pak, Inc., Clinto...

1. A blow molded toy cycle comprising:a body having a seating surface and an arm;
said arm having a hole with a first axis, said hole defining a female bearing area with a first tapered section and a first recess section, a taper of said first tapered section disposed at an angle with respect to said first axis, said first recess section located adjacent to said first tapered section;
a fork having a shaft at a proximal end, said shaft having a second axis passing through a center of said shaft;
a male bearing area located on said shaft, said male bearing area having a second tapered section;
a protrusion section on said shaft located adjacent to said male bearing area;
said male bearing area adapted to contact said female bearing area when said shaft is inserted into said female bearing area such that said first and second tapered sections are in contact and said protrusion section on said shaft contacts said body at said arm adjacent to said female bearing area and said protrusion section is in contact with said first recess section;
said protrusion section adapted to lock said fork to said body when said protrusion section is in contact with said first recess section.

US Pat. No. 10,167,034

VEHICLE WITH A SLOPING STEERING COLUMN

1. A scooter type vehicle comprising:a deck suitable for supporting a user directly or indirectly and having a support plane and a longitudinal axis;
tail gear having a single contact device;
a steering assembly comprising at least one steering column having a first axis, the steering column being mounted to pivot relative to the deck about the first axis, the first axis and the support plane forming a first angle;
nose gear having at least first and second ground contact device;
the nose gear being pivotally mounted relative to the deck about a second axis;
the steering column being arranged so that pivoting the steering column about the first axis causes the nose gear to pivot about the second axis;
the first axis and the second axis sloping relative to each other and defining a second angle; and
the second axis sloping relative to the support plane of the deck, the second axis and the support plane forming a third angle, the third angle being an obtuse angle;
wherein the first angle is not variable while the vehicle is in use, and wherein the deck tilts about the longitudinal axis towards a center of rotation of the vehicle when the steering column is pivoted about the first axis.

US Pat. No. 10,167,033

AIRFLOW SHAPING ENCLOSURE REDUCING DRAG BEHIND CYCLIST

1. An airflow shaping enclosure mounted behind a cyclist, the enclosure having a front width profile substantially matching a width of the cyclist's lower back, hips and buttocks, a front height substantially midway between the cyclist's waist and shoulder height, a shape tapered from a maximum area cross sectional area at a front to a minimum cross sectional area at a rear, and a top of the enclosure is located entirely above a plane defined by a back of the cyclist.

US Pat. No. 10,167,030

MOUNTABLE MAGNETIC RETRACTABLE TETHERED PUCK FOR TWO WHEELED VEHICLES

Cindy Smith, Cocoa, FL (...

1. A retractable kickstand support apparatus for two wheeled vehicles comprising:a removable base plate having a magnet, the base plate having a deployed position for being magnetically attachable about an underside of a kickstand of a two-wheeled vehicle;
a cord having one end attached to the base plate and a second end;
a mount for releasably attaching the second end of the cord to be adjacent to handlebars of the two-wheeled vehicle; and
a spring in the mount for automatically retrieving the cord from an extended position to a retracted position, the retracted position of the cord allows the base plate to be attached to the mount, wherein the cord in the extended position allows the base plate to be positioned underneath the kickstand in order to provide stability to the two-wheeled vehicle when the kickstand is lowered.

US Pat. No. 10,167,029

RUBBER CRAWLER

BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION, ...

1. A rubber crawler, comprising a crawler main body formed of vulcanized rubber, a ridge protruding radially inward from an inner circumferential surface of the crawler main body, an adhesive means entirely located on an inner circumferential surface of the ridge, and projections formed of vulcanized rubber and attached via the adhesion means to the ridge, wherein the inner circumferential surface of the ridge and the adhesive means have the same width in a widthwise direction.

US Pat. No. 10,167,028

SPARE TIRE PRESENTATION APPARATUS

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A spare tire presentation apparatus for a motor vehicle, comprising:a base;
a four bar linkage connecting said base to the motor vehicle, said four bar linkage including a first bar, a second bar, a third bar and a fourth bar wherein all four bars are unconnected from one another; and
a sliding platform supported on said base.

US Pat. No. 10,167,026

SPOILER ARRANGEMENT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A spoiler arrangement for a motor vehicle comprising:a carrier configured to attached on a body of the motor vehicle; and
a lamella arranged on the carrier, the lamella including an elongated elastic bending rod and at least one surface segment;
wherein the surface segment is connected to the bending rod along a side edge.

US Pat. No. 10,167,025

SLIDABLE CONVEYANCE ASSEMBLY

CURRENTWRX, LLC, St. Geo...

1. A device, comprising:a first support channel, defined by a first support side, and including a first primary support bearing and a first tertiary support bearing; and
a first slide channel, defined by a first slide side, and including a first primary slide bearing and a first tertiary slide bearing,
wherein, in an assembled state, the first slide channel fits around the first support channel such that:
the first primary support bearing contacts the first slide side and the first primary slide bearing contacts the first support side such that the first slide channel is configured to slide longitudinally with respect to the first support channel; and
the first tertiary support bearing contacts the first slide channel and the first tertiary slide bearing contacts the first support channel to restrict lateral transition of the first slide channel with respect to the first support channel.

US Pat. No. 10,167,024

PANEL MEMBER, PRESS MOLD, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF PANEL MEMBER

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A panel member, comprising:first wall portions that form undulations of a waved plate section molded from a fiber reinforced plastic material; and
second wall portions that configure upper and lower end portions in a wave height direction of the waved plate section, and that are connected to the first wall portions by bent portions, wherein:
the second wall portions each include a general portion extending along a wavelength direction of the waved plate section, and the general portions are set with a thinner plate thickness than the first wall portions;
an array direction of reinforcing fibers disposed in the general portions is set in a direction running along the wavelength direction of the waved plate section; and
extension portions extend out from the bent portions at an opposite side to a first wall portion side, and the extension portions are integrally formed with the bent portions.

US Pat. No. 10,167,020

ROOF SEGMENT FOR A VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A ROOF SEGMENT

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method for producing a roof segment for a vehicle that has a front windscreen and a rear window, the method comprising:forming the roof segment as a flat base element with a wall configured to extend from the front windscreen to the rear window;
forming the wall from a single, plastically deformed starting material;
forming a closed hollow cross section; and
enclosing one or more cavities with the wall.

US Pat. No. 10,167,019

AUTOMOBILE VEHICLE BODY AND AUTOMOBILE VEHICLE BODY MANUFACTURING METHOD

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. An automobile vehicle body in which a lower skeleton, formed into a bathtub shape using a carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP), comprises a vehicle body floor a front wall that rises from a front end of the vehicle body floor, a rear wall that rises from a rear end of the vehicle body floor, and a pair of side members that are connected to upper faces of vehicle width direction opposite side parts of the vehicle body floor, and an upper skeleton, connected to the lower skeleton, comprises a roll bar formed into an inverted U-shaped using a CFRP and having a lower end thereof joined to an upper face of the side member via a metal joint,wherein the metal joint is divided into an upper joint that is fixed to the side member and supports the lower end of the roll bar and a lower joint that is fixed to the vehicle body floor,
the upper joint comprises an upper wall, a vehicle width direction inner wall and a vehicle width direction outer wall that are fitted to an upper face, an inside face, and an outside face of the side member respectively, and the upper joint is further divided into an inside and an outside in the vehicle width direction and supports the lower end of the roll bar so as to sandwich the lower end from the inside and the outside in the vehicle width direction,
the lower joint comprises a lower wall and a vehicle width direction outer wall that are joined to a lower face and a vehicle width direction outer face of the vehicle body floor respectively, the vehicle width direction outer wall of the upper joint and the vehicle width direction outer wall of the lower joint are fastened by a first bolt, and the vehicle width direction inner wall of the upper joint and the inside face of the side member are fastened by a second bolt.

US Pat. No. 10,167,018

AUXILIARY FRAME FOR A VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN AUXILIARY FRAME

Volkswagen AG, (DE)

1. A subframe for a vehicle for supporting at least one wheel-controlling component, the subframe comprising:at least one shell element; and
at least one mount section for the mounting of a transverse link element,
wherein a first subsection of the mount section has at least one first passage opening for receiving a fastener for the transverse link element,
wherein a further subsection of the mount section is bent relative to the first subsection,
wherein the mount section has an embossment, and
wherein the embossment is arranged in an end region of the first subsection and in an edge region of the bend section.

US Pat. No. 10,167,016

VEHICLE WITH PARK ASSIST

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle comprising:motor(s), steering, sensors, processor(s) configured to:
(a) load a stored parking spot;
(b) via the sensors, generate a map comprising the stored parking spot;
(c) intersect virtual segments with intersection points on the map such that two of the virtual segments intersect one of the intersection points;
(d) compare a current heading, based on (c), to a desired heading, based on (a);
(e) automatically steer the vehicle based on (d).

US Pat. No. 10,167,015

SYSTEM FOR RETROFITTING VEHICLE AUTOMATION

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. An autonomous vehicle retrofit system comprising:a central computer; and
a braking interface configured to decelerate a wheel of a vehicle via actuation of a brake caliper, the braking interface comprising:
a brake pedal,
a first master cylinder assembly mechanically coupled between the brake pedal and the brake caliper such that actuation of the brake pedal causes actuation of the first master cylinder assembly;
a first hydraulic brake line hydraulically coupled to the first master cylinder assembly such that actuation of the first master cylinder assembly causes an increase in hydraulic fluid pressure in the first hydraulic brake line;
a second master cylinder assembly coupled between the central computer and the brake caliper such that the central computer controls actuation of the second master cylinder assembly;
a second hydraulic brake line hydraulically coupled to the second master cylinder assembly such that actuation of the second master cylinder assembly causes an increase in hydraulic fluid pressure in the second hydraulic brake line; and
an actuator selector hydraulically coupled to the brake caliper, further hydraulically coupled to the first hydraulic brake line and to the second hydraulic brake line, that selectively actuates the brake caliper in response to actuation of at least one of the first master cylinder assembly and the second master cylinder assembly; wherein selective actuation is determined by hydraulic fluid pressures of the first and second hydraulic brake lines
a pedal sensor, detectably coupled to the brake pedal and communicatively coupled to the central computer; wherein the pedal sensor monitors a condition of the brake pedal and communicates pedal sensor data based on the condition of the brake pedal to the central computer; wherein the central computer controls the second master cylinder assembly based on the pedal sensor data, wherein the pedal sensor data comprises a change in a position of the brake pedal per unit time; wherein the central computer controlling the second master cylinder based on the pedal sensor data comprises the central computer actuating the second master cylinder to perform emergency braking based on the change in the position of the brake pedal per unit time exceeding a threshold brake pedal rate.

US Pat. No. 10,167,014

ACTUATOR CONTROL DEVICE

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. An actuator control device for controlling an actuator generating a force that causes a steering operation mechanism of a vehicle to steer a steered wheel, comprising:an assist control circuit configured to calculate a first assist component on a basis of an operational state amount changing in accordance with an operation applied by a user to the steering operation mechanism; and
an automatic steering control circuit configured to calculate a second assist component on a basis of an environment surrounding the vehicle,
wherein:
the assist control circuit is configured to calculate the first assist component while the operational state amount is equal to or more than a first threshold value,
the automatic steering control circuit is configured to calculate the second assist component while the operational state amount is less than the first threshold value,
the automatic steering control circuit is configured to further calculate the second assist component by performing feedback control that uses a control term including at least an integral term that is obtained by accumulating an integral element on a basis of a deviation between target and actual values of a directional state amount that is a component indicative of a direction of travel of the vehicle, the target value of the directional state amount being set on a basis of the environment surrounding the vehicle,
when the operational state amount is less than the first threshold value and equal to or more than a second threshold value, the automatic steering control circuit performs a limitation process that limits the control term used in the feedback control by limiting the integral element to be added to the integral term to a zero value, such that it is harder for the control term to increase when the operational state amount is equal to or more than the second threshold value, than when the operational state amount is less than the second threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,167,013

DRIVING SUPPORT DEVICE FOR VEHICLE INCLUDING AN ELECTRIC POWER STEERING CONTROL THAT GENERATES A STEERING ASSIST TORQUE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A driving support device for a vehicle, comprising:a steering angle detection device configured to detect a steering angle (?);
a steering torque detection device configured to detect a steering torque (T);
a driving support control device configured to calculate a target steering angle (?t) corresponding to target steering angles of steered wheels of the vehicle for allowing the vehicle to travel along a target course;
an electric power steering device configured to generate a steering assist torque (Ta); and
an electric power steering control device for controlling the electric power steering device, the electric power steering control device configured to calculate a target driving support torque (Tdt) for causing the steering angle (?) to attain the target steering angle (?t), to thereby control the electric power steering device so that a driving support torque (Td) attains the target driving support torque (Tdt),
wherein the electric power steering control device is configured to:
set, as a reference steering angle (?s), one of the target steering angle (?t) and the steering angle (?) acquired when a magnitude of a difference (???t) between the steering angle (?) and the target steering angle (?t) is estimated to be less than a reference value (?0);
calculate a corrected steering angle (???s) by subtracting the reference steering angle (?s) from the steering angle (?);
calculate an indication value (Idsi) indicating an intention of a driver's steering operation, which is correlated to at least one of a first product ((???s)*T) of the corrected steering angle (???s) and the steering torque (T), a second product (d?*T) of a time derivative (d?) of the corrected steering angle (???s) and the steering torque (T), and a third product ((???s)*dT) of the corrected steering angle (???s) and a time derivative (dT) of the steering torque (T); and
correct the target steering angle (?t) based on the indication value (Idsi) so that the target driving support torque (Tdt) is corrected in accordance with the intention of the driver's steering operation.

US Pat. No. 10,167,012

ELECTRIC POWER STEERING DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An electric power steering device, comprising:a motor that has a stator including two independent coil windings with respect to a single rotor and causes a vehicle steering mechanism to rotate; and
a first control unit and a second control unit that are integrally connected to the motor,
wherein each of the first control unit and the second control circuit comprises:
a power supply circuit that generates a fixed voltage;
an input circuit that inputs operation information from a plurality of circuits;
a central processing unit that calculates a control amount based on information from the input circuit, detects an abnormality of the plurality of circuits or the coil windings, and performs communication with the other central processing unit;
an inverter circuit that controls power supply to the motor based on the control signal; and
a drive circuit that transmits the control signal of the central processing unit to the inverter circuit;
when the abnormality is detected in one of the first control unit and the second control unit, control of the motor is continued by the other control unit, and
wherein a first set of the central processing unit and the driver circuit of the first control unit and a second set of the central processing unit and the driver circuit of the second control unit are disposed in parallel to each other on a same substrate that is spaced apart from the inverter circuit of the first control unit and the inverter circuit of the second control unit.

US Pat. No. 10,167,010

DRIVING DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A driving device used as a power source of an electric power steering apparatus, the driving device comprising:a motor portion including a stator, a rotor rotatably provided inside the stator, and a shaft rotating integrally with the rotor;
a control portion provided on one side of the motor portion in an axial direction of the shaft and controlling an energization of the motor portion;
a casing having a cylindrical shape and housing the motor portion;
a first frame end located between the motor portion and the control portion and holding the control portion, the first frame end supporting the shaft;
a second frame end located on an opposite side of the motor portion from the control portion, the second frame end supporting the shaft; and
a fixation member fixing the first frame end or the second frame end to the casing,
wherein:
the first frame end or the second frame end, which is fixed to the casing, includes a plurality of first flange portions protruding outward in a radial direction of the motor portion,
the casing includes a plurality of second flange portions corresponding to the plurality of first flange portions, the plurality of second flange portions being fixed to the first flange portions by the fixation member,
the plurality of first flange portions and the plurality of second flange portions are located inside an imaginary square circumscribing the casing in cross-section perpendicular to the axial direction of the shaft,
a number of the plurality of the first flange portions is two,
the first frame end or the second frame end includes third flange portions protruding outward in the radial direction and being configured to be fixed to an external attachment object,
a number of the third flange portions is two,
at least a part of the plurality of first flange portions and at least a part of the plurality of second flange portions overlap the third flange portions in the axial direction,
each of the plurality of first flange portions includes a hole that extends in the axial direction,
the fixation member extends through the hole, and
the hole entirely overlaps one of the third flange portions in the axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,167,009

ELECTRIC POWER STEERING SYSTEM

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. An electric power steering system comprising:a rack shaft connected to steered wheels;
a rack housing configured to accommodate the rack shaft;
a pinion shaft provided with a pinion gear meshed with a rack gear of the rack shaft;
a speed-reducer including a worm wheel and a worm shaft, the worm wheel being connected to a portion of the pinion shaft such that the worm wheel is rotatable together with the pinion shaft in an integrated manner, the portion of the pinion shaft protruding from the rack housing, and the worm shaft being meshed with the worm wheel;
an electric motor configured to rotationally drive the worm shaft;
a speed-reducer housing configured to accommodate the speed-reducer;
a bearing disposed in the speed-reducer housing, the bearing being configured to support the pinion shaft such that the pinion shaft is rotatable; and
a seal member having an annular shape, the seal member disposed in the speed-reducer housing between the worm wheel and the pinion gear, and the seal member being configured to seal a clearance between the pinion shaft and the speed-reducer housing.

US Pat. No. 10,167,006

DOCK CART COVER

Boates LLC, Port Jeffers...

1. A dock cart cover, comprising:a lower portion;
an upper portion disposed above the lower portion;
a tensioning device coupled to the lower portion; and
a plurality of tension straps, each tension strap including:
a female fastener coupled to either the upper portion or the lower portion, and
a male fastener coupled to either the upper portion or the lower portion,
wherein the lower portion is dimensioned to fit about sides of a dock cart and the tensioning device is configured to apply tension inward about sides of the dock cart, and
wherein the plurality of tension straps in combination with the tensioning device apply a flattening tension along the upper portion located at a plane different from a plane formed by sides of the dock cart cover when in a collapsed state.

US Pat. No. 10,167,005

ROUTE EXAMINING SYSTEM AND METHOD

General Electric Company,...

1. A system comprising:first and second detection units configured to be disposed onboard a vehicle system traveling along a route having first and second conductive tracks;
first and second detection devices coupled with the first and second detection units and disposed at spaced apart locations along a length of the vehicle system, the first detection device including a first conductive body configured to be at least one of conductively or inductively coupled with the first conductive track, the second detection device including a second conductive body configured to be at least one of conductively or inductively coupled with the second conductive track,
wherein the first and second detection units are configured to monitor one or more electrical characteristics of the first and second conductive tracks as detected by the first and second detection devices in response to a first examination signal being electrically injected into the first conductive track and in response to a second examination signal being electrically injected into the second conductive track,
wherein, the first and second detection devices are positioned onboard the vehicle system such that, while an electrical short exists between the first and second conductive tracks in a location between the first and second detection devices, the first detection device receives the first examination signal at a signal-to-noise ratio that is greater than a threshold signal-to-noise ratio but does not receive the second examination signal at the signal-to-noise ratio that is greater than the threshold signal-to-noise ratio, and the second detection device receives the second examination signal at the signal-to-noise ratio that is greater than the threshold signal-to-noise ratio but does not receive the first examination signal at the signal-to-noise ratio that is greater than the threshold signal-to-noise ratio,
wherein, the first and second detection devices are positioned onboard the vehicle system such that, while the electrical short does not exist between the first and second conductive tracks in the location between the first and second detection devices, the first detection device and the second detection device receive each of the first examination signal and the second examination signal at the signal-to-noise ratio that exceeds the threshold signal-to-noise ratio; and
an identification unit including one or more processors configured to determine that a section of the route includes the electrical short responsive to the one or more electrical characteristics monitored by the first and second detection units indicating that the first examination signal is received by only the first detection device at the signal-to-noise ratio that exceeds the threshold signal-to-noise ratio and the second examination signal is received by only the second detection device at the signal-to-noise ratio that exceeds the threshold signal-to-noise ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,167,004

SENSOR SYSTEM

General Electric Company,...

1. A system comprising:sensors configured to be disposed onboard vehicles in a vehicle system and to sense one or more characteristics of the vehicles; and
one or more of a controller or a control system configured to receive data representative of the one or more characteristics from the sensors,
wherein the sensors are configured to synchronously communicate the data from the sensors disposed onboard the same vehicle with respect to the sensors disposed onboard the same vehicle, and
wherein the sensors are configured to asynchronously communicate the data from the sensors disposed onboard different vehicles of the vehicles in the vehicle system.

US Pat. No. 10,167,003

AUTOMATED RAIL INSPECTION SYSTEM

voestalpine SIGNALING USA...

1. A method of mitigating long term effects of strain gage drift, the method comprising:a) receiving a plurality of strain measurements from a strain gage positioned on a rail at a data acquisition module of a field sensor system, the data acquisition module electrically connected to the strain gage, the plurality of strain measurements being sampled at a sampling rate and including a strain spike experienced when the rail transitions from tension to compression or compression to tension in a longitudinal direction due to thermal deformation;
b) identifying, via a microprocessor of the field sensor system, a particular strain measurement from the plurality of strain measurements corresponding to the strain spike, the microprocessor in communication with the data acquisition module;
c) comparing, via the microprocessor, the strain spike to other spikes in the plurality of strain measurements to ensure the strain spike corresponds with the rail transitioning from tension to compression or compression to tension in a longitudinal direction due to thermal deformation;
d) calibrating, via the microprocessor, the strain gage based on the particular strain measurement; and
e) re-calibrating the strain gage based on a subsequent performance of steps a), b), c), and d).

US Pat. No. 10,167,002

METER GAUGE POWER BOGIE AND METER GAUGE VEHICLE

CRRC Tangshan Co., Ltd., ...

1. A meter gauge power bogie, comprising two wheelsets arranged in a longitudinal direction of a vehicle body, a framework arranged on the wheelsets, wherein the wheelset comprises an axle extending along a width of the vehicle body and wheels press-fitted with the axle and located at both ends of the axle, wherein the meter gauge power bogie further comprises:a driving device, comprising a rolling axial suspension box enclosing the axle between the two wheels, wherein the rolling axial suspension box is mounted on the axle via a rolling bearing; a traction motor is arranged on a front side or a rear side of the rolling axial suspension box, and a gearbox is arranged between ends of the traction motor and the rolling axial suspension box at the same side and the corresponding wheel; the rolling axial suspension box is fixedly connected with a housing of the traction motor, the rolling axial suspension box and the housing of the traction motor are respectively fixedly connected with a box body of the gearbox; the housing of the traction motor is connected with the framework via a motor derrick; a first gear and a second gear are at least provided within the gearbox, the first gear is press-fitted with a motor shaft of the traction motor, and the second gear is press-fitted with the axle, wherein, every two of the gearbox box body, the traction motor and the rolling axial suspension box are connected with a bolt; and a dynamic sealing structure is arranged between the gearbox box body and the axle, the dynamic sealing structure is a rotatable dynamic seal.

US Pat. No. 10,167,000

FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR A LOCOMOTIVE

Progress Rail Lovomotive ...

1. A locomotive comprising:an undercarriage;
an engine rigidly supported on the undercarriage; and
a fuel supply system for supplying fuel to the engine, the fuel supply system comprising:
a first enclosure disposed on an underside of the undercarriage and configured to extend partway along a length of the undercarriage, the first enclosure designated to store a first type of fuel therein; and
a second enclosure located adjacent to the first enclosure and configured to extend parallelly with respect to the undercarriage, the second enclosure designated for enclosing components configured for supplying a second type of fuel to the engine of the locomotive, wherein the components for supplying the second type of fuel include at least:
an electric motor;
a first pump coupled to the electric motor, the first pump configured to:
receive the second type of fuel from a fuel tender located adjacent to the locomotive; and
pressurize the second type of fuel for supplying to the engine; and
at least one vaporizer system disposed downstream of the first pump for vaporizing the second type of fuel before being supplied to the engine.

US Pat. No. 10,166,998

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An image processing device that generates a display image and is applied to a driving assistance system, which includes:a driving assistance device that detects a relative position of a lane marking arranged on a traveling road with respect to a vehicle and assists a driving of the vehicle based on a detected positional information; and
a head-up display device that projects a display image on a projection area arranged on the vehicle to visually recognize a virtual image of the display image,
the image processing device comprising:
an acquisition device that acquires the positional information; and
a generation device that generates the display image including a predetermined display element, wherein:
the generation device generates the display image to visually recognize the display element at a position associated with the positional information acquired by the acquisition device and to visually recognize the display element as a shape inclined toward the vehicle from the lane marking; and
the generation device generates the display image to vary a shape of the display element according to a detection accuracy of the relative position detected by the driving assistance device.